Speaker Presentations: Energypath 2017 Conference


Speaker Presentations from the Energypath

2017 Conference at DeSales University are

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Opening Speaker


Prof. Neil Donahue received a B.A. in Physics from Brown University in 1984 and a PhD in Meteorology and Atmospheric Chemistry from MIT in 1991. His thesis was "Non-methane Hydrocarbon Chemistry in the Remote Marine Atmosphere" and his advisor was Ronald G. Prinn. Prof. Donahue was a Postdoc and Research Scientist at Harvard from 1991 - 2000 with James G. Anderson and thereupon joined Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the Director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research.

Lunch Panel


Exploration of alternative energy sources to reduce fossil fuel and greenhouse gas emissions continues to be a topic of discussion in the energy industry. To meet sustainable energy production, the nuclear energy market is advocating the utilization of Zero Emission Credits. This panel will explore the possible economic and environmental ramifications of these Zero Emission Credits and discuss whether nuclear power is, or can be, carbon neutral.

*Sustainable Energy Fund is partnering with the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) to offer professional development hours for this session.

Panelists include:

·       Dr. Ramesh Shankar, Lehigh University

·       Eric Epstein

·       Maureen Mulligan, Sustainable Futures Communications

·       Audrey Lyke, Exelon Corporation

·       Mark Szybist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Woodroof will share his experience and expertise on global energy, sustainability and utility trends and impact. This year’s conference theme “For Our Future: Carbon Reduction” encourages attendees to examine the impact of their daily lives on the environment by examining what we eat, what we buy, and the energy we consume.


Dr. Woodroof has trained thousands of professionals in energy management and has accumulated best practices from six continents. He serves on the editorial board for two major publications regarding energy. He has published several books and articles about energy management, financing and carbon reduction strategies. He has also served as President of the Association of Energy Engineers, which is active in over 90 countries. Woodroof is the youngest member of the Energy Managers Hall of Fame.

*Sustainable Energy Fund is partnering with the Lehigh Valley chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) to offer professional development hours for this session.

Conference Details


Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.


Energypath 2018 will be held July 26, 2018. Pre-conference energy camps will be held July 23-25. On Thursday, July 26th there will be a conference, an expo and middle and high school science fairs. For a detailed schedule, visit our Agenda page.


Energypath 2018 will be held at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. For more information, visit our Venue page.


Energypath has something for everyone:
  • Have you ever wanted to learn more about renewable technologies like Solar, Wind, Geothermal or Biomass Energy?
  • Are you a business owner that would benefit from learning energy efficiency techniques to save money on energy bills?
  • Are you looking to start an energy business or start a career in the energy industry?
  • Do you have a new hire who needs a crash course in sustainable energy?


Attending Energypath


Quotes from Previous Attendees

  • It really is a great conference for our region – a lot of other conferences I’ve been to do not get as much attendance from students and recent graduates. I think this really gives EnergyPath a unique value.

    — Zack P.

  • I am here to do networking for my job. It's been awesome because there are a lot of diverse groups for making connections. This is supposed to be regional, but I have found an international presence.

    — Malcolm W.

  • I attended last year and found a wealth of energy information. I came back this year to network and get new information. It is like attending a mini-college course in energy effectiveness.

    — Kimberly A.


  • I really appreciate your efferots in putting together this great event. It was my first time to join and had a great time in learning new concepts and networking with people. Hope to join it again in the future.

    — Wen Z.


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