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The Promise of Energy Independence:
Examining national policy and regional action

William S. Cohen Papers Forum

Held Wednesday, October 5, 2005
at Buchanan Alumni House

Energy policy continues to confound us as it did in the 1970s when then Representative Bill Cohen began promoting energy conservation and alternative fuels research to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Now, thirty years later, what compromises are needed to fuel the future and gain energy security for Maine and the nation? Our distinguished speakers shared their knowledge and led discussion of issues such as reliable energy, biomass development, and LNG terminal siting.

The William S. Cohen Papers Forum provides a setting for public discussion of current affairs and raises awareness about the diverse research material in the collection. The topic of the series changes each year, thus involving faculty, students, and community members from various disciplines.  For more information call (207) 581-2665 or e-mail

Joyce Rumery, Dean of Libraries
Dr. Robert Kennedy,
UMaine President


Ending the Energy Stalemate
Dr. Susan Tierney
National Commission on Energy Policy 

Biofuels in the Energy Mix

Dr. Helena Chum
National Bioenergy Center, U.S. DOE
The Honorable John Baldacci
Governor of Maine

Denis Bergeron

Efficiency Maine

Beth Nagusky
Maine Energy Resources Council

Dave Wilby
Independent Energy Producers of Maine

Rob Gardiner
Conservation Law Foundation

Dr. Charlie Slavin
The Honors College

Sponsored by:

Raymond H. Fogler Library

with cosponsors:

The William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce

The Honors College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Business, Public Policy, and Health

UMaine Corporate Affiliates

Duke Energy

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