Nineteenth Annual
SYMPOSIUM ON ENERGY IN THE 21st CENTURY

RESILIENCE AND MITIGATION
PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY
Fantastic cutting-edge speakers and a great discussion

APRIL 21, 2023
Registration is Open! Register Here

RHEA JEZER, PhD., SYMPOSIUM DIRECTOR (View Biography)   

Welcome to the Nineteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century.                                                          

Last year’s symposium was a resounding success. We were delighted that we are able to gather to celebrate and look forward to the future. We limited the number present to 150 attendees, but were able to share the day with double that number of attendees online. Those in person social distanced and masked, but were extremely happy to network another. Our extraordinary speakers gave us hope that we can do our part slowing down the devastating effects of climate change. Our speakers were top nationally known policy makers, scientists and professionals doing the cutting edge work, and they shared with us their perspectives and vision for the future. You can listen to the Symposium on the link on this page.

Our world seems to be moving at a staggering pace despite being slowed down by a pandemic. When we met nineteen years ago solar panels were an oddity, now we have not only personal property solar but entire solar farms providing communities with power. Nineteen years ago solar farms were still questioned, and now we are planning for massive offshore wind farms, catching up with other countries. Using hydro, geothermal, hydrogen, biofuel and other sources still being explored might seem unrealistic to some, but in ten years these and other sources of clean energy will be the norm. The grid is being prepared and labor is being trained.

 Make sure to add April 21, 2023 to your calendar so you will not miss our Nineteenth Annual Renewable Energy Symposium. If you are not already receiving our newsletter, be sure to contact us. The Energy21 newsletter keeps us all up to date on renewable energy issues around the world, in the U.S. and Northeast, and also provides a listing of grants and job opportunities, and other important events and conferences being held.

Thank you to our devoted sponsors. We could not do what we do without them. Consider becoming a sponsor or renewing for 2023 if you have not already done so. If you are interested in sponsoring, click Sponsors, then click become a Sponsor or contact me.

Stay safe and well! See you in April!  Rhea

See all our previous programs here!

See pictures from Past Symposiums Here

WHO ATTENDS

With up to 400 attendees each year, the Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century, provides a gathering venue for a diverse community to join together in a non-partisan, multidisciplinary learning experience and conversation on sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees range from prominent industry professionals to students and interested citizens. Commissioners, mayors, developers, architects, lawyers, engineers, farmers, many college students, all who are interested in the future of renewable energy with the most cutting edge policy being discussed.

See what some our attendees are saying!

I’m glad we have you as the alternate energy advocate and leader here in Central New York.  When even Senator Schumer sends a video supporting your program and activities here, I know that New York State has become a nationwide leader in energy advocacy.

Les Monostory, Isaac Walton League

It was so uplifting for me to see up close how much is being done, at what scale and at what speed in NYS to promote our clean energy future.

Joe Pepe, Climate Reality Project

Thank you, Rhea for another informative, encouraging symposium on our wonderful state’s energy accomplishments!!!!  This is a great state!!!! Was so interested in the Agrivoltaics many benefits for farmers and the rest of the country!!!  Looking forward to hearing about next year’s accomplishments In trying to save this grand Earth so we do not have to relocate to Mars after ruining this planet!!!!!

Susan Lison

This was a great series of presentations and a wonderfully moderated panel. Thank you Rhea for bringing all of us together! I think the virtual nature of the symposium helped allow many more people to participate, so that is one silver lining perhaps. I look forward to future in-person events and hopefully meeting you all in person.

Jordan Macknick, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

I would like to thank you for the excellent content of the Symposium yesterday. It was very informative…

I look forward to next years version. As a Developer/Builder, I fully believe that we have to change the path we are on. I have built a net zero house, and I am completing a Commercial

Building Renovation that I believe will be close to net zero. It will be the first building in Downtown Syracuse to be completely Carbon Free with Solar Panels. The Symposium convinced me to pursue an Energy Storage option. Thank you, and see you next year.

Tom Goodfellow
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WHO ARE OUR SPONSORS

Energy21 LTD is a not for profit 501C3 which produces this 19th outstanding Symposium. There is a low registration fee for attendance. All further support is from our many devoted sponsors and patrons. (see bottom of page or click here)

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See Photos from the 2022 Symposium Below!

See Last Year’s Program!
Program Book Here
Slides Here
Recording Here

A Huge Thanks to Last Year’s Speakers!

CHUCK SCHUMER

Senate Majority Leader, NY Senator
Video Here

THOMAS DINAPOLI

New York State Comptroller
Video Here

ROY CHRISTIAN

Department of Public Service, (DPS) Chair and
CEO of Public Service Commission (PSC)

DEL VITALE

Director, District 4 United Steel Workers
United Steel Workers

DAVID LOVELADY

Director of Distributed Operations
National Grid

BARRY CARR

Director of Business Development
ABM’s eMobility Group

DAVID MOONEY

Executive Director, Institutional Planning, Integration, and Development
National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

DAN REICHER

Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for Environment
Distinguished Associate at Energy Futures Initiative

WALT MUSIAL

Principal Engineer
Leader of Offshore Wind NREL

KIT KENNEDY

Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program
NRDC

A special thanks to Anne for stepping in at a time in need!

ANNE REYNOLDS

Executive Director, ACE NY

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 SPONSORS

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 PATRONS & STUDENT SPONSORS

Dr. Joan Burstyn

Bob & Linda Herman

Daniel Jezer

Francis Murray

Dr. Myra Shayevitz

Kathy Vernay

SUNY ESF

University of Kentucky