2015 Appalachian Energy Summit

The 2015 Appalachian Energy Summit (AES), July 13 - 15, was the fourth annual gathering for the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Our goal is to jumpstart a national transformative effort across higher education and with this year's  attendance of more than than 425 attendees, we broadened our reach with the most diverse gathering thus far.

Embraced by UNC General Administration as a system-wide initiative, our objectives include:

  • Educate our students to be leaders of tomorrow;
  • Reduce and stabilize the UNC system's average annual energy expenditures;
  • Transform and stimulate the North Carolina economy;
  • Position our colleagues in the UNC system and private universities as national leaders;
  • Create a culture of environmental and economic sustainability. 

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2015 Summit Summary

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Sponsorship Working Groups

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The Appalachian Energy Summit would like to thank our sustaining partners:



Attendance at the Appalachian Energy Summit is by invitation only and provided at no charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and partners Kenan and Hayes Smith and Alice and Fred Stanback.