Fireside Forum looks at U.S. energy policy

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The Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy continues Tuesday, Feb. 14, with “U.S. Energy Policy, Green Jobs and the Wisconsin Economy,” presented by Kate Gordon, vice president for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress.

Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon

The forum will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the UWM Union Alumni Fireside Lounge. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Matt Howard, City of Milwaukee Director of Environmental Sustainability, will respond to Gordon’s presentation.

Supporters of a green economic agenda say renewable energy, energy efficiency, mass transit, a new smart grid and other solutions to global warming have the potential to create millions of jobs. Should government play a role in this transformation of our economy?

The Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy, held Tuesdays are sponsored by The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Institute of World Affairs (IWA) and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “As Wisconsinites prepare to go to the polls in national elections, the Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy connects four key policy issues to the lives of the citizens of our state,” says Robert Ricigliano, IWA director.

The subject of the next forum, Tuesday, Feb. 21,is “Achieving National Security in the 21st Century.” Read more about the series.