Lincoln – Saving money by saving energy can be easy once people learn to change old behaviors. That's the message the Nebraska Energy Assistance Network will be sharing with Nebraska residents through the "Energy Education - 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 an exciting line-up of national and regional speakers who will give us suggestions on how to influence consumer behaviors when it comes to conserving energy resources and lowering energy costs, said Laura Demman, symposium co-chairman.
The symposium topics include: Energy-related education programs and their impact; meeting the needs of low-income energy consumers; and exploring how utilities and consumer outreach organizations can work together to find solutions to the challenges presented by energy costs.
Attendees will learn how to empower consumers with education and energy-saving tools. They will also learn how to create opportunities for consumers to change energy-related behaviors to save money and resources.
The symposium is open to community outreach agency staff and volunteers, civic and charity organizations, educators, utility representatives and government officials and staff.
Registration for the symposium can be completed at www.nebraskaenergyassistance.org. The cost is $35 for NEAN members and their employees or $45 for non-member companies and organizations.
The Nebraska Energy Assistance Network (NEAN) is a partnership of utilities, government agencies, regulators and community leaders that assists Nebraskans with their energy needs through education, advocacy and partnerships.