SUNY Morrisville hosts clean energy and climate initiatives showcase on September 26

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MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Learn about the future of renewable energy during a clean energy and climate initiatives showcase, Navigating Policy and Future Opportunity, at SUNY Morrisville Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1-4 p.m. in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC).

The event brings industry leaders and policy makers together to discuss clean energy opportunities and recent climate change initiatives in New York State, and clean energy workforce trainings. 

Participants can also learn more about SUNY Morrisville’s Alternative Fuels Building and how the college is participating in the growth of the renewable energy industry. Construction on the new building is expected to begin in spring of 2020 with an anticipated opening of fall 2021.

The cost of the showcase is $15, with registration open through Sept. 26. To register, go to

Showcase agenda (subject to change)  
•    12:30-1 p.m. – Information displays and refreshments 
•    1-1:10 p.m. – Welcome by SUNY Morrisville President David Rogers 
•    1:10-1:15 p.m. – Overview of the agenda by Jason Zbock, associate provost of assessment, planning, and educational development 
•    1:15-1:45 p.m. – Opening keynotes by:
o    Christopher Carrick, CNY Regional Planning and Development Board, energy program manager 
o    B. William M. Buchan, Esq., Buchan & Sutter, P.C. 
o    Kipp Hicks, Madison County Industrial Development Agency, executive director
•    1:45-2 p.m. – Discussion and Q&A of above presentations 
•    2-2:30 p.m. – Panel session regarding energy production for two local companies: 
o    Sam Doubleday, BlueRock Solar, Inc., project coordinator 
o    John Manning, Phoenix Energy Supply/NY-GEO 
•    2:30-2:45 p.m. – Discussion and Q&A of above presentations 
•    2:45-2:55 p.m. – Adele Ferranti, of NYSERDA-workforce development, will discuss clean energy workforce training opportunities in New York State. 
•    2:55-3 p.m. – Alternate Fuels Building overview by Chris Maroney, SUNY Morrisville executive director of facilities management 
•    3-3:20 p.m. – SUNY Morrisville programming update by faculty members Ben Ballard, Phil Hofmeyer, Chip Ax, Jared Ford, Walid Shayya
•    3:20-3:30 p.m. – Closing remarks by President Rogers 
•    3:30-4 p.m. – Networking session (STUAC Lobby) 

About SUNY Morrisville’s proposed Alternative Fuels Building
This new 30,000-square-foot applied learning technology building will house the college’s bio-fuels, renewable energy and diesel technology programs and will include:
•    State-of-the-art wind, solar, hydro, and bio-fuels labs
•    Diesel technology garage and lab space capable of servicing heavy construction and agricultural equipment, as well as long haul tractor and trailer assemblies