Gerald R. Ford Energy Lecture Series, presented by Varnum
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011 –
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Auditorium
303 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation & Varnum LLP
- Our Most Important Policy Failure - Energy
Open to the public free of cost
Presented by Frank Zarb, "Energy Czar" under President Ford
Varnum and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation have partnered to launch the Gerald R. Ford Energy Lecture Series. In 1977 President Ford stated "I am pleased that we have made a good start towards a comprehensive national energy policy." Triggered by the aftermath of the 1973 oil embargo, gasoline lines and price spikes, energy security and energy independence became major themes of the Ford Administration. Legislation was passed that established national plans for energy research, development, and demonstration of technologies (including fusion, solar, wind, geothermal, ocean thermal and photovoltaic energy).
And where is the nation thirty-four years later? The Gerald R. Ford Energy Lecture series will explore this question by providing various historical and current perspectives on U.S. alternative energy policies. The first free lecture will feature Frank G. Zarb, appointed "Energy Czar" by President Ford in 1974. Come join the discussion.
If you would like to attend, please e-mail email@example.com or call 616-254-0393.