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Energy policy in the Trump era: What’s in store? Learn more at Dec. 8 Tech Council Innovation event

December 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

WAUWATOSA – President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to “make America energy independent” can be read several ways, from his support for the coal industry to his statements in support of wind, solar and other renewable sources.

Hear perspectives on what to expect during the Trump years – and what those policies might mean to emerging and mature businesses – during the Thursday, Dec. 8, meeting of the Tech Council’s Innovation Network in Wauwatosa.

The event will take place at UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway. Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

A panel of experts will discuss options for future federal energy policy and how that might affect Wisconsin. Trump urged reviving America’s coal country during the campaign, but he also said “energy independence means exploring and developing every possible energy source including wind, solar, nuclear and biofuels. A thriving market system will allow consumers to determine the best sources of energy for future consumption.”

Panelists are: Michael Vickerman, program and policy director, RENEW Wisconsin; Marge Anderson, executive vice president, Seventhwave; and Rep. Mike Kuglitsch, R-New Berlin and chairman of the Wisconsin Assembly Energy Committee. Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate.

The meeting is held in cooperation with BizStarts, UW-Milwaukee and UWM Research Foundation. It is a dual event for the Wisconsin Cleantech Network and will be filmed by WisconsinEye.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.


December 8, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Cassidy Wartenweiler


UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator
1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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