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Vol. 5, No. 2 — Summer 2005


Students energized for action

image of wind turbinesStudents from over 30 universities in eight states attended the 2005 Southeast Student Clean Energy Conference at the University of Tennessee. The conference, in its second year, allowed participants to network with other student activists and learn about the latest issues surrounding renewable energy.

The students held a press conference in front of the University of Tennessee’s recently installed demonstration wind turbine and solar array and then traveled to Buffalo Mountain to visit the TVA wind power site. The conference opener included a presentation by Christian Turner, the United Kingdom’s First Secretary on Energy and the Environment, and a screening of the documentary film Kilowatt Our. The film’s producer, Jeff Barrie, led a discussion after the film.

Representatives from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Sierra Club, American Lung Association, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Department of Energy, and others participated in the conference sessions. The students devised strategies to promote clean energy use in their communities and created a working group of nearly 300 activists who will carry out these projects.

For more information about the student network, contact Nick Algee at

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