Symposium focuses on energy costs, conserving resources

May 14, 2013

A symposium this Friday in Kearney will cover energy-related education programs and their impact, meeting the needs of low-income energy consumers, and exploring how utilities and consumer outreach organizations can work together to find solutions to the challenges presented by energy costs.

Energy Education — Managing Challenges and Finding Solutions is being presented by the Nebraska Energy Assistance Network (NEAN).  Symposium chair, Laura Demman, says they have an exciting line-up of national and regional speakers who will discuss how to influence consumer behaviors when it comes to conserving energy resources and lowering energy costs.

"One is a fellow from Washington, DC at the U. S Department of Energy.  She’ll be speaking on Energy Education—Cause and Effect.  We have another who’s local to Omaha, Mary Ferdig, who will be speaking about changing behaviors and changing minds and how to engage consumers in making meaningful changes."

The symposium is open to community outreach agency staff and volunteers, civic and charity organizations, educators, utility representatives and government officials and staff.  It takes place this Friday (May 17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney, Neb.  For more information and to register the website is