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Green buildings, alternative energy, hybrid vehicles and energy efficiency will be among the topics of discussion at the Energy Evolution: Transforming the Future of Power symposium on Nov. 8. The event, presented by global energy management company Eaton Corp., will feature a keynote address by Thomas W. Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, with primary responsibility for the Navy’s energy management strategy. Tony Haymet, vice chair and co-founder of CleanTECH San Diego and director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will provide closing remarks.

The event, which will be held at the Joan Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego campus, will begin at noon. It is the fourth in a nationwide series of Eaton conferences aimed at providing leaders from industry and the public sector with strategies to meet sustainability goals and to better navigate rapidly evolving energy-management challenges.

The keynote will be followed by a series of breakout sessions featuring a moderator and panelists who have expertise in -- and special passion for -- successful energy management programs.

Sessions include:

* Renewable Energy: Making the Business of Renewable Energy Viable

* Energy Efficiency: Establishing the Energy Culture and Becoming a Powerhouse

* High Performance Green Buildings: Optimizing Energy in High-Performance Green Buildings

* Hybrid and Advanced Vehicle Technology, Putting Power to Work from the Grid to the Vehicle

Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions about energy-related challenges and opportunities. Potential discussion topics include increasing energy efficiency, using stimulus funds and other resources to invest in greener, safer and more reliable technologies, and case studies on implementing and managing sustainability projects.

More information can be found at energyevolution2010.com.

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