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Live Stream: WGTE Town Hall: Alternative Energy

On Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., WGTE TV will host an important Town Hall event to discuss the developing field of alternative energy and its importance and viability as a mainstream energy source. Experts on wind, biomass and solar energy will join students and private industry officials to discuss the benefits and challenges of alternative energy sources.

The panel for this event will include: Robert Kozar, director of research and development, University of Toledo; Daryl Stockburger of Northcoast Wind and Power; Dr. Randall Ellingson associate professor, physics, University of Toledo; Clifford Fleener, environmental manager at Pilkington Glass; Dr. Constance A. Schall, associate professor, chemical and environmental engineering, University of Toledo; Bob Blythe, president, CH4 Biogas; and three students from PENTA Career Center's Green Energy Management Program - Nick Irving, Jon Stone and Ryan Murtha. Darren LaShelle will moderate.

Viewers are encouraged to participate in the discussion by calling 866-380-4664, emailing, or texting WGTEPublic to 41411 anytime during the program. This Town Hall will be broadcast on WGTE HD (Over the air channel 30.1; Buckeye Cable channels 9 and 630) and stream live from our website, (

WGTE Public Media (The Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio) is a non-profit organization and a center of learning and education for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Founded as an educational institute in 1952, education remains at the heart of what we do every day. From our entertaining, informative and educational programs that air on WGTE TV, FM 91, and, to our professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and preschool day care providers, WGTE helps to make Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan a better place to live.

created by wgtepublic on Jun 16, 2011 at 08:36:16 am     Technology     Comments: 1

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I hope this is as good as the lineup suggests. I'm curious-did they invite anyone from Edison/First Energy?

Personally, I find it hilarious that politicians keep repeating "Toledo will be the gateway to the green economy" while China and other countries pour millions into R&D and establishing manufacturing. I know we have several cutting edge companies here, but is it too little too late?

And on the implementation end, communities like BG who simply researched and installed four state-of-the-then-art turbines (that provide 7.2 megawatts, roughly enough power for over 3,000 residents) without the need to talk about it for years with little or no action.

posted by SavageFred on Jun 16, 2011 at 09:28:57 am     #