Seventeenth Annual

SYMPOSIUM ON ENERGY IN THE 21st CENTURY

APRIL 16, 2021

Registration to begin soon!

RHEA JEZER, SYMPOSIUM CHAIR

A note from our director       

For the past sixteen years four hundred people have gathered to hear cutting edge presentations by national excellent speakers giving us hope and a path forward to decarbonizing our environment to curb climate change. On October 26th the rescheduled award winning Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century was held virtually. People attended from throughout the country as well as internationally.

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. The information and tools we derive from the Symposium each year give us hope and a path forward to decarbonizing our environment to curb climate change. We must learn how to help create a carbon free and healthy world.

I will continue to update on these issues through our Energy21 newsletter with updates about progress in the renewable energy sector. If you are not on our mailing list, make sure to sign up. The newsletter not only keeps us all up to date on renewable energy issues around the world, but also provides a listing of grants and jobs available. Please keep safe and well and follow all of the directions of the CDC so we can all attend the Seventeenth Annual Symposium

Please thank our devoted sponsors. We could not do what we do without them, and they have been with us throughout our change of date.

 Feel free to contact me at: energysymposium21@gmail.com

Rhea

Director, Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

President, Energy21 

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See all our 2020 Program Booklet here!

Intro to 2020 Virtual Symposium 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 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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Greetings from Senator Schumer

CHUCK SCHUMER

New York State U.S Senator
Video Here


Thank you to our excellent speakers!

Hear their presentations below

DOREEN HARRIS

Acting President & CEO
NYSERDA
Symposium Slides

CHRIS KELLY

COO,
National Grid
Symposium Slides

KIT KENNEDY

Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program
NRDC

JORDAN MACKNICK

Energy-Water-Land Analyst,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Symposium Slides

GIL QUINIONES

President/CEO
New York Power Authority
Symposium Slides

KELLY SPEAKES-BACKMAN

CEO,
Energy Storage Association
Symposium Slides

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!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS

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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