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UW Energy Resource Council Sets March 27 Meeting

March 19, 2009

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources' Energy Resource Council (ERC) will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 27, at the UW Convention Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

The ERC, comprised of representatives from industry, state government and academia, was established by the 2006 Wyoming State Legislature. It is charged with providing direction to the School of Energy Resources (SER) on priorities for research and outreach.

Among the agenda items are updates on recent legislative actions, strategic vision and current SER activities and introductions of UW's new energy resource science degree program and a newly appointed council member.

The council will convene at 2 p.m. as the Clean Coal Task Force. The 2007 Wyoming State Legislature enacted House Bill 301 creating the task force, which consists of the members of the ERC. The task force is charged with reviewing and evaluating methods to enhance research into clean coal technologies. The task force is staffed by the Gov. Dave Freudenthal's office with support from the SER.

The SER provides undergraduate and graduate education, conducts research on existing and emerging energy resources and disseminates scientific, engineering and economic information to support Wyoming's near- and long-term energy future.

For more information on the SER, go to the Web site at

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009

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