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Deputy Secretary of Energy Jay Albert discusses state energy plan Feb. 22

For Immediate Release                                                                         
Media contact: Evie Holzer, eholzer@ou.edu or (405) 831-0709 

NORMAN – Deputy Secretary of Energy Jay Albert will discuss Oklahoma’s first energy plan as part of the Student Bar Association’s Leadership Series noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Classroom 3 at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road in Norman.

The Student Bar Association has partnered with the Environmental Law Society, Energy Resources Law Student Association and Office of Professional and Career Development on this event. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but students are encouraged to register by contacting Morgan Lankford at Morgan.E.Lankford-1@ou.edu by Thursday, February 16th.

A 2010 graduate of OU Law, Albert was a principal author and architect of the state energy plan, which was unveiled last summer by Governor Mary Fallin and Secretary of Energy Michael Ming. The plan was developed to help foster economic development, transition transportation fuels, optimize existing energy systems and position Oklahoma as one of the nation’s energy leaders and innovators. According to the plan, Oklahoma is “at the beginning of an energy revolution that will fundamentally change the way we produce and use energy.” Albert will discuss the significance of the plan and how the energy marketplace is changing for the state’s future lawyers and public servants.

“Students at OU Law are immersed in the study and understanding of the energy law and policies; Oklahoma is at the heart of it all,” said Jeff Riles, president of the Student Bar Association. “The deputy secretary’s visit will be a homecoming of sorts – one that will attract a lot of great people.” 

The Leadership Series was launched at the beginning of this academic year to help develop leadership and service at the College of Law. Other Leadership Series speakers include Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor, OU Law Dean Joe Harroz, President of the American Fidelity Foundation Tom McDaniel, former OU Law Dean Andy Coats, former Lt. Governor Jari Askins and Judge Reta Strubhar.