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John F. Carney III and Gary D. Forsee

The world around us is changing.

While energy continues to be the basis of industrialized civilization, its abundance can no longer be taken for granted. Increasing populations and expanding economies threaten its future supply, and its current form raises health and environmental concerns. The challenge is clear: America—and the world—need to find new sources of energy or better utilize those that are environmentally friendly to carry us well into this new millennium.

That's why the four-campus University of Missouri System is embarking on the university's first-ever Energy Summit. As the state's only land-grant, research institution, the UM System is working to develop alternative energy sources that are reliable and affordable. But we know we are not in this alone. Researchers at other educational institutions and private businesses are conducting similar research while policy experts and politicians work to develop new policies and procedures for energy consumption and economists look at supply and demand and pricing guidelines.

It is time we all come together. Join us April 22-23 in Columbia, Mo., as we bring together faculty and researchers, businesses, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from across the state and beyond, along with federal and state agencies, to explore and showcase Missouri's cutting-edge research and development efforts in energy, alternative fuel sources, power, storage, infrastructure and enabling technologies. The summit will highlight our successes—and guide us on where we need to go in the future.

The summit promises to be a content-rich two days with national, state and local speakers, including T. Boone Pickens, a visionary in our nation’s future energy strategy.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbia in April.


John F. Carney III
Missouri Energy Summit Chair
Chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Gary D. Forsee
President, University of Missouri System




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