College to Host PA Energy Alliance ‘Energy Speaker Series’

The Pennsylvania Energy Alliance will sponsor the 2012 Energy Speaker Series this spring at Montgomery County Community College’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The series, which is free and open to the public, will address critical energy issues that impact all Pennsylvania residents.

The series begins on Tuesday, March 20 with a panel discussion about Pennsylvania’s Energy Workforce at 7 p.m. in Advanced Technology Center room 101. Moderated by MCCC Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education Suzanne Holloman, the panel will address employment opportunities created by the state’s various forms of energy generation.

Panelists include Terry Peck, business manager of UA Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and PA Energy Alliance Advisory Board member, along with Carolyn Albright and Jill Duffy from Limerick Generating Station’s Human Resources department.

The series continues on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Advanced Technology Center room 101 with a panel discussion, titled “An Energy Forecast for Pennsylvania: How will the state be powered in 25 years?” The panel will provide an overview of the future of energy and the role that Pennsylvania will play in such key factors as energy cost, government regulations and world politics.

Moderated by Stephen Mullin, senior vice president and principal at Econsult Corporation, panelists include MCCC Economics Instructor Jill Beccaris-Pescatore; Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commissioner Wayne Gardner; and LaSalle University Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations and Political Science Professor Edward Turzanski.

The series concludes on Thursday April 5 at 7 p.m. in the College’s Science Center Theater with a panel discussion about Environmental Sustainable Energy. The discussion will focus on clean energy used in Pennsylvania and its benefits. Moderated by Jeff Norton, Energy Group member at Eckert Seamans and PA Energy Alliance Advisory Board member, panelists include John Hanger, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and MCCC Geology Professor Rob Kuhlman.

For information about the Energy Speaker Series, call 717-319-1988 or email Visit for the most up to date list of speakers and detailed information.

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