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New York City Electricity — Past, Present, Future

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006

Co-sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences Environmental Committee, the Metropolian Engineeries Societies Council, and the Association of Energy Engineers, NY Chapter.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 6:30 PM

Location: New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63 Street, NY, NY

RSVP: http://www.nyas.org/events
An optional dinner (separate fee) at 5:30 pm.

Speakers: Jameel Ahmad, DIrector of Research, Cooper Union, RIchard Koral, NYC Technical College

New York City has been at the historic center of energy innovations since the beginning of modern urbanism. How can current challenges take us on to the next waves of 21st Century technology? What do researchers say about trends and opportunities in engineering urban infrastructures? Are there novel alternative energy projects currently under development that can become tomorrow's models?

The energy needs of cities continue to grow while society is being more aware of the environmental impacts of energy production. New York City has been at the historic center of energy innovations since the beginning of modern urbanism. We are home to one of the most sophisticated engineerign communities in the world, serving one of the most demanding of global cities.

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