EcoBobcats attend Energy Summit

Written By: Kelly Atwood
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Date Submitted: 2012-10-10 10:18:54

  The Jones County Junior College ecoBobcats attended the Governor's Energy Summit Oct. 4 in Jackson where they listened to keynote speaker and former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani.

    The summit is part of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's effort to attract energy jobs and investment in Mississippi. Besides hearing from leaders from Mississippi Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, Consumer Energy Alliance, Southern Company, Entergy and Battelle Memorial Institute, the group viewed electric and solar powered cars made by Mississippi high school and university students.

   Comments from speakers included the projected growth in energy use by China and the Middle East, the growth in energy education in Chinese schools, the need for more engineering majors in the United States, and the need for the United States to produce energy using its own natural resources rather than purchasing from other countries.

   JCJC attendees included ecoBobcat advisor Kelly Atwood, energy educator Brian Ginn, physical plant director Michael Bradshaw and ecoBobcats members Sam Thorold, Mandalyn Dalton, Kirstie Lowery and Michael Dean.


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