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N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference

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If you're a sustainable energy wonk, then this is your week. The State Energy Office presents the N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference March 7-8 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh.

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will be the keynote speaker. Topics include energy policy and legislation, the state's climate change solutions and economic opportunities in energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels. Registration is $109; go to energync.net for details.

Still not sated? Head to Chapel Hill March 9-10 for an environmental symposium, which features such energy heavyweights as Douglas Crawford-Brown, director of UNC's Institute for the Environment, N.C. Solar Center Director Steve Kalland and N.C. Sustainable Energy Association Director Ivan Urlaub. Utilities bigwigs from Duke Energy and Progress Energy are scheduled to speak. Students, $10; general public, $75-$125. Info: cep.unc.edu/energy/symposium/index.html.

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