GBC to host Business Outlook 2008

A panel of experts will discuss “The Future of Energy in Maryland – Where do we go from here?” at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Business Outlook 2008, to be held at 7:30 a.m. October 29 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

The increasing demands on energy and the environmental challenges related to energy generation are pressing problems for the state of Maryland. These challenges include an increase in population from Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), demands for higher standards of living, a need and desire for less pollution, the threat of global warming, and challenges of energy generation.

The speakers will discuss improving energy efficiency and conservation, as well as answer questions regarding the challenges of balancing energy generation, need, environmental concerns and shifting energy landscape. They will also provide insight into renewable energy, including green power resources, solar resources, wind power potential and fuel efficient alternatives.

“With energy consumption expected to grow, diversifying energy sources can make the difference between our customary lifestyles and an energy crisis,” said GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry. “It’s important to get a sense of perspective in understanding what’s economically and environmentally viable in the region.”

The event sponsors are: Corporate Sponsor – MedStar Health; Premier Sponsor – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Program Sponsors – Comcast, The Daily Record, Duane Morris, The Mergis Group, Provident Bank, University System of Maryland Foundation, Villa Julie College, VPC, Inc., Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston; and Patron Sponsors – BB&T Corporation, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Johns Hopkins Medicine, W. R. Grace & Co.

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