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Re-Energize the Americas Conference Announced at College of Engineering

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Re-Energize the Americas Conference Announced at College of Engineering

October 17, 2011

Presidents Diana Natalicio, UTEP, and Barbara Couture, NMSU, jointly announced the Re-Energize the Americas (RTA) Conference at the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso on Thursday, October 13. Also on hand to announce the Conference, scheduled for October 26 and 27 at the El Paso Convention Center, was Britt Porter representing the Paso del Norte Group. The conference is a cooperative effort between The University of Texas at El Paso, New Mexico State University and the Paso del Norte Group.

The announcement location in the College of Engineering is emblematic of the commitment both university's have to developing energy related research and education programs. Both Presidents reinforced their commitment to developing complimentary energy related research to stimulate economic development in the region. President Natalicio spoke of the need to have combine research and education in order to educate energy professionals for the future.

RTA seeks to expand the Paso del Norte region's renewable energy economies. The event plans to showcase the area's tremendous strengths and help regional renewable energy businesses, organizations and networks access additional capital opportunities including joint-ventures and partnerships. Exhibits will feature regional businesses employing the latest advances in clean technologies and consumption-reducing strategies. Examples include solar, wind, bio-diesel, landfill gas, water reuse, and municipal solid waste technologies.

This year's conference focus is the water-energy nexus. Sessions will explore Water and Energy Relationships; Water and Energy Workforce Development and Emerging Energy and Water Needs in the Paso del Norte Region. Additional sessions will examine the Regional Energy Investment and effects of National and International Energy Technology Policy on the development of affordable sustainable energy. Hunter L. Hunt, President and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Energy, Inc. and Colonel Joseph A. Simonelli, Garrison Commander of Fort Bliss.

The conference coincides with the 18th Annual Border Energy Forum which will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the same location. The two conferences will hold a joint session on Oct. 27. The Border Energy Forum works to promote sensible use of energy throughout the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.

Registration remains open and can be made online through the Re-Energize the Americas Conference website.


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The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Engineering
Engineering Building Room A148
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968

Email: engineer@utep.edu
Phone: (915) 747-6444
Fax: (915) 747-5437


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