Seventeenth Annual

SYMPOSIUM ON ENERGY IN THE 21st CENTURY

Zero Emission Transportation

State, National & Global Initiatives

Environmental Equity

Virtual

APRIL 16, 2021

8AM – 1PM EST

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RHEA JEZER, SYMPOSIUM DIRECTOR

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

RHEA JEZER , Symposium Chair

(Bio Here)                                                                      

This year, as in the past, four hundred people will gather, this year virtually, to hear cutting edge presentations by top national and international speakers giving us hope and a path forward toward a carbon free planet through clean renewable energy sources. Networking with local, national and international attendees has been a highlight.

As is our ecosystem, we are resilient and will not allow adversity to limit our quest for solutions to the climate crisis in which we find ourselves. Although in the short term we need to deal with the devastating coronavirus, we still must not forget the longer term threat to our world: global warming and climate change. The cutting edge information presented at the Symposium each year provides us with up to date information and tools to help create a carbon free and healthy world.

Check out the excellent program and speakers and please consider registering soon so we can continue this important event. Larger sponsors are invited to meet the speakers the evening before.

The Energy21 newsletter updates information and sources.  If you are not on our mailing list, make sure to sign up (energysymposium21@gmail.com). The newsletter not only keeps us all up to date on renewable energy issues around the world, in the U.S. and Northeast, but also provides a listing of grants and jobs available.

Keep safe and well and follow the directions of the CDC so we can all attend the Eighteenth Annual Symposium in person. 

Please thank our devoted sponsors. We could not do what we do without them. Consider becoming a sponsor or renewing for 2021 if you have not already done so. If you are interested in sponsoring, click Sponsors, then click become a Sponsor or contact me at: energy21ymposium21@gmail.com

Rhea

Director, Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

President, Energy21 

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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 at our 2020 virtual symposium 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 16th 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)

To become a sponsor, click below!

A note from Representative Paul Tonko

PAUL TONKO

U.S Representative, New York’s 20th District
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2021 Program

TARA KAPILA

Vice President of Customer Product Growth, National Grid

KIT KENNEDY

Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program
NRDC

BILL MAGNARELLI

Assemblyman, New York State 129th Assembly District

MATTEO MURATORI, Ph.D

Strategic Advisor, US Department of Energy

ADAM RUDER

Assistant Director, Clean Transportation at NYSERDA

BASIL SEGGOS

Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation

JARED SNYDER

Deputy Commissioner for Air Resources,
Climate Change & Energy at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

DANIEL SPERLING, Ph.D

Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation
Professor, University of California (Davis)

JOSHUA SPERLING, Ph.D

‘Urban Futures and Energy-X Nexus’ Engineer, National Renewable Energy Lab

JULIE TIGHE

President, NYLCV and NYLCVEF

Greetings from Senator Schumer

CHUCK SCHUMER

New York State U.S Senator
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 SPONSORS

Gold Level

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Symposium Energy

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Media Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PATRONS & STUDENT SPONSORS

Dr. Thomas Amidon    

Janet Audunson

Dr. Joan Burstyn

Pamela Echenique

Kate Graham

Bob & Linda Herman

Daniel Jezer

Michael Kalet

Dr. Steven Kepnes

Sonia Kragh

Hope Kunilholm

Jan Kublick

Frank Murray

Shirley Novak

Dr. Lleni Pach

Dr. Myra Shayevitz

 SUNY ESF Sustainability Club