COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – State lawmakers and business leaders are gathering today at the University of Missouri for an annual conference on renewable energy.

The daylong session in Columbia includes discussions of wind energy, woody biomass and the economic benefits of renewable energy sources.

Scheduled speakers include the chairman of Missouri’s Public Service Commission and the CEO of the American Wind Energy Industry Association. An official from Kansas was scheduled to discuss that state’s clean energy and climate change initiatives.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

  1. Heidi Schoen says:

    Your article failed to mention the solar energy industry which had significant representation and provided timely industry subject matter at the conference. The Missouri Solar Energy Industry is an emerging market and technological advances were also discussed – to find out more contact the Missouri Solar Industries Association at

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