As you might remember from our multiple posts back in October and December , Farm Foundation has been hosting a series of meetings that add some important talk about the issues surrounding biofuels (just search “Farm Foundation” on this Web site to get an idea of some of the discussion). At the end of this month, the organization will be hosting another conference in that same vein.
The latest “Transition to a Bioeconomy” conference will be March 30-31 at the Westin Washington D.C. City Center Hotel:
“The continued development of the biofuels and renewable energy industries is creating energy, investment and trade policy challenges for nations worldwide,” says Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin. “Most bioenergy-related policies have a domestic, rather than a global orientation. Yet the impacts of those policies are often global.
“This conference, as with the others in the series, is structured to provide public and private leaders with objective information and analysis they can use to make more informed decisions as they address these issues,” Conklin adds.
Organized by Farm Foundation, USDA Office of Energy Policy and New Uses and USDA Economic Research Service, this conference will examine:
Global Energy Markets
Global Impacts of Biofuels Policies
Industry Perspectives on the Future of Energy and Public Policy
Trade in Energy Technologies
I’ve been able to attend a couple of these Farm Foundation events, and I can tell you that it is well worth the price of admission for the thought-provoking conversation that brings all sides to the table. You can even save some money if you sign-up by March 10th. If you can, I strongly suggest you make the trip to DC to take in this one. Click here for registration information.