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      Energy Symposium Heads to Kearney

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      Lincoln – Saving money by saving energy can be easy once peoplelearn to change old behaviors. That's the message the Nebraska EnergyAssistance Network will be sharing with Nebraska residents through the "EnergyEducation - Managing Challenges and Finding Solutions" symposium.

      The energy symposium will take place Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Kearney.

      "We have anexciting line-up of national and regional speakers who will give us suggestionson how to influence consumer behaviors when it comes to conserving energyresources and lowering energy costs, said Laura Demman, symposium co-chairman.

      The symposium topics include: Energy-related education programsand their impact; meeting the needs of low-income energy consumers; andexploring how utilities and consumer outreach organizations can work togetherto find solutions to the challenges presented by energy costs.

      Attendees will learn how to empower consumers with education andenergy-saving tools. They will also learn how to create opportunities forconsumers to change energy-related behaviors to save money and resources.

      The symposium is open to community outreach agency staff andvolunteers, civic and charity organizations, educators, utility representativesand government officials and staff.

      Registration for the symposium can be completed at www.nebraskaenergyassistance.org. The cost is $35 forNEAN members and their employees or $45 for non-member companies andorganizations.

      The Nebraska Energy Assistance Network (NEAN) is a partnership ofutilities, government agencies, regulators and community leaders that assistsNebraskans with their energy needs through education, advocacy andpartnerships.

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