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Business & Economy

Rebuilding our Energy Infrastructure

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"Our utilities are like a best kept secret. People don't know what kinds of jobs - high paying jobs - are out there." – D. Michael Langford

The American energy landscape has shifted over the past few years. Shale gas, natural gas, and domestic oil production - along with solar power and other renewable energies - have increased dramatically. These changes affect the current United State (U.S.) energy infrastructure.

In light of these changes, on April 21, 2015, the White House released the Quadrennial Energy Review (QESD), an examination of how to modernize the U.S. energy infrastructure. The report found our energy infrastructure to be outdated, making the nation vulnerable to the effects of climate change, terrorist attacks, and other threats. The cost to fix aging natural gas and oil pipelines, electrical grids, and railways is in the billions.

Join us for a conversation with D. Michael Langford, national president of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), on the vital role utility workers play in rebuilding our energy infrastructure for the 21st century.

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