Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Black Enterprise Energy Forum A Big Success

Black Enterprise magazine hosted an energy forum today, with cosponsor Shell Oil, that was very successful. The speakers were excellent and there were excellent exchages during the question and answer portion of the forum. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson was scheduled to deliver the keynote but had to cancel to attend the funeral of Vice President Joe Biden's mother in Delaware. Stephanie Owens, Director Of EPA's Office of Public Outreach, delivered a great keynote for the adminstrator. She also answered questions during the first panel.

AAEA President Norris McDonald and AAEA Vice President Derry Bigby attended the forum. McDonald asked about ownership potential in traditional energy sectors and whether mentor/minority protege partnerships could help in overcoming regulatory barriers to needed energy infrastructure.

Black Enterprise is the premier business magazine for the African American community. The magazine's BE 100's is enthusiastically anticipated by people worldwide each year. That particular issue is of great use to AAEA in determining entrepreneurship opportunities. In fact, our two favorite business publications are Black Enterprise and The Wall Street Journal.

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