Forum and expo to explore diverse energy industry

An annual event once again will explore diverse aspects of energy production and use.

The 10th annual Energy Forum & Expo is set for Feb. 27 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. The forum will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., while the expo will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both the forum and expo are free and open to the public. More information is available online at www.energyexpoco.com.

The forum will feature, among others, John Casey, author of “Dark Winter,” a book about the potential effects of changes in the sun in cooling the climate on earth.

The forum is set to begin at 9 a.m. with a presentation by Christopher Guth, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its Institute for 21st Century Energy. Guth will explore the challenges and opportunities related to energy in the United States.

At 9:50 a.m., the forum will offer a presentation by Kyle Isakower, vice president of regulatory and economic policy for the American Petroleum Institute.

At 11 a.m., the forum will feature Page Tucker, president and chief executive officer of ProStar Geocorp, a Grand Junction-based company that offers services to  the utility and pipeline industries.

At 11:50 a.m., the forum will offer a presentation by Michael Steifman, founder and chief executive officer of UtiliSave. Steifman will discuss how to generate value from utility data analysis.

At 1:30 p.m., the forum will present  Casey, president of Space and Science Research, a climate research company based in Florida. Casey will discuss the current and future climate of the earth.

Casey — a former space shuttle engineer, NASA consultant and White House space policy advisor — explores in his book how changes in the sun could effect the climate of the earth in precipitating decades of cold weather.

The expo portion of the event will showcase companies involved in energy exploration and production as well as companies that supply products and services to the energy industry.