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Barrow: Energy policy should empower research
Earth Day forum brings news of green fee and wind energy
Earth Day - Whole Panel
From left, congressman John Barrow, Fram Renewable Fuels President Harold Arnold, the Clean Air Campaign's Brian Carr, the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia's Rodney Dill and Georgia Power's Ronny Just take part in an Earth Day panel discussion Monday at Georgia Southern University. - photo by Al Hackle/special
Taking part in an Earth Day panel at Georgia Southern University, U.S. Rep. John Barrow voiced support for federal funding and coordination of research and development for new energy sources, but opposition to policies that make “dirty energy” more expensive.Barrow, D-Ga., was one of five speakers Monday evening for the Earth Day Energy Panel. Other panelists represented the Clean Air Campaign and segments of the energy industry, including electricity, natural gas and biomass. About 50 people attended the program hosted by the GSU Center for Sustainability.Center director Lissa Leege, as moderator, asked Barrow to outline his position on current and potential energy production in the Southeast.
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