On October 26 in the Madison Theatre Building at Molloy University, the Long Island Energy Conference will focus on the future of energy in New York.
Join researchers, government officials, advocacy groups, developers, labor leaders and members of the energy industry as they explore the opportunities — and challenges —for cleaner, more sustainable energy.
The conference, hosted by Schneps Media, is sponsored by National Grid, a utility company whose vision is to fully eliminate fossil fuels from their customers' gas and electric systems by 2050, if not sooner.
The program will consist of two panels: “The Future of Long Island's Energy” will discuss the pros and cons of the handful of alternative energy options. The second panel, “How We Get There: Opportunities and Challenges,” will discuss the point where
politics and policy intersect.
“National Grid is excited to participate as we advance our Fossil Free Vision, to fully eliminate fossil fuels from our U.S. gas and electric systems, enabling the customers and communities we serve to meet their heating needs in an affordable way while
retaining choice,” said Bryan Grimaldi, vice president of corporate affairs at National Grid.
“The future of Long Island is dependent on having a strong strategy in place for our use of energy,” said Chief Executive Officer and Co-Publisher at Schneps Media, Joshua Schneps. “This event brings together great minds to discuss what needs to happen for
us to have a green and prosperous energy future.”
The roster of panelists includes:
● Julie Tighe, president, NYLCV & NYLCVEF
● Donna Drummond, Chief Sustainability Officer, Northwell Health
● Tristan Brown, Associate professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science &
● Peter Florey, Owner, The D & F Development Group
● Neil Lewis, ED, Sustainability Initiative, Molloy University
● Pradheep Kileti, National Grid
● Don Claven, Town of Hempstead Supervisor
● Pat Guidice, Local 1049 Business Manager
● Brian Gilman, Evolve Hydrogen
● Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island/Main Street Alliance
● Don Chahbazpour, National Grid
● Chris Voell, VP Of Business Development United States, Nature Energy
● Barika Williams, Executive Director and also the former Deputy Secretary for
Housing in NY, ANHD
● David G, Schieren, CEO, EmPower Sola
Guests at the conference will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the ways they can improve their energy habits, and hear about the steps they can take to help make Long Island’s energy cleaner and more sustainable.
Admission is $10 and includes a light breakfast. The conference runs from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.