Climate Science Center Interdisciplinary Seminar to Focus on Move to ERCOT

The discussion will feature representatives from Texas Tech and Lubbock Power & Light.

WHAT: Texas Tech University Climate Science Center Interdisciplinary Seminar Series panel discussion

WHEN: Noon Tuesday (Feb. 6)

WHERE: Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120

EVENT: The first Climate Science Center Interdisciplinary Seminar of the spring will feature a discussion on the proposed move by the City of Lubbock to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) with regard to the environment and the agency’s mix of alternative energy resources.

Presentations will be made by panelists Steve Moon, promotion coordinator for Lubbock Power & Light and a research fellow with the Climate Science Center, and Robert Forbis, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences and a member of the Climate Science Center.

The presentation and discussion will inform those in attendance of where the alternative energy resources are produced, how they are being used and the distinction for consumers faced with a choice between regulated and deregulated electricity markets.

Following presentations by Moon and Forbis, Tracy Hresko Pearl, an associate professor in the Texas Tech School of Law, will moderate a panel discussion.

CONTACT: Valerie Gardner, intern, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1828 or

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