Conference at NMSU Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 to explore America’s energy future

By Mario Montes

New Mexico State University and honorary co-chairman Congressman Harry Teague will bring policy, industry and academic experts to explore and discuss America’s energy future Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at NMSU’s Corbett Center Ballrooms.

The two-day conference, “Re-Energize America: Policy, Practice and Possibility for  America’s Future,” will give participants opportunities to discuss how they can start or grow their own energy venture and hear industry experts in renewable technologies, markets and policies, the energy water nexus and challenges, energy and agriculture, algal biofuels and biomass, solar and wind research, storage and land use, micro-grid and smart-grid systems, natural gas, nuclear power, and many other possibilities to sustain America’s energy needs.

“Southern New Mexico has a rich energy history that we should all be proud of.  The Re-Energize America conference will bring together representatives from our state’s unique energy industries to discuss their role in driving the local and national energy economies,” said Congressman Harry Teague.  “The combination of the right resources, the right climate and exceptional research universities like New Mexico State make southern New Mexico a top candidate for assuming the role of the energy capitol of the United States.”

The conference will be local, national and global in scope and participation. A high profile keynote speaker will be announced shortly.

“New Mexico State University is honored to have Congressman Teague’s leadership in bringing such an important conference to NMSU,” said NMSU Interim President Manuel Pacheco. “America’s energy future is key to the nation’s growth and stability, and NMSU is committed to share its research, resources, and its land-grant and academic programs to help New Mexico and the nation explore the many different possibilities to resolve America’s energy needs.”

For more information on the conference and to register, go to or call Brenda Dunn at (575) 646-2575 or Aggie Saltman at (575) 646-9323.

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