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Black Energy Awareness Month Unites Tennessee Professionals to Benefit Scholarship Funds
October 20, 2016

U.S. Senator for Tennessee, Lamar Alexander; U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District, Steve Cohen; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner (FERC), Colette D. Honorable, Esq., will be a few of the speakers at the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) TN Chapter’s Energy Matters Forum on Monday, October 24, 8 a.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

The forum will be held in celebration of Black Energy Awareness Month (BEAM) to benefit scholarships for law, engineering and STEM students (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). A series of energy regulatory professionals will speak on the theme “Let the Sun Shine: How Solar Energy Regulation Affects Your Community and Career.” Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn CLE and CEU credits, tour an MLGW Liquefied Natural Gas facility and network at an evening reception. Professionals and students who practice in the energy field or who want to learn more about energy from experts on the federal, state and local level, are encouraged to attend.

The cost is $100 to earn CLE and CEU credits, $85 without the credits and free for engineering and law students with a college ID. Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds of the TN Chapter of AABE, the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association and the U of M Black Student Law Association.

MLGW supports AABE’s mission to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussion and development of energy policy regulations, technology and environmental issues.

For more information on the forum and to register, visit energymattersconference.eventbrite.com or contact Yvonne Chatman-Hendree, Esq., MLGW Legal Services, at YHendree@mlgw.org.

Note – Parking recommended at Metro 67 Parking Garage at 67 Madison Ave. or Brinkley Plaza Garage at 20 S. Front.