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 The Santee Cooper Series on Sustainability and Energy Issues 

Wofford College and Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned utility, have formed a partnership to create a lecture series on sustainability and energy issues. Speakers spend time on Wofford’s downtown campus and at the college’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center on the Lawson’s Fork Creek in Glendale, S.C.

The Santee Cooper Lecture Series on Sustainability and Energy Issues brings speakers from around the world, giving them a platform to discuss timely and pressing environmental issues with Wofford faculty and students, as well as students from the Spartanburg County public school systems and interested citizens.

“This is an exciting time to address problems, issues, and values associated with energy and sustainability,” says John Lane, director of the Goodall Center and professor of environmental studies and English. “Through this lecture series Santee Cooper provides the Wofford community and the Spartanburg community with a powerful forum for meetings and discussions with some of the leading thinkers in the world on these issues.”

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“Energy policy opportunities and challenges are at the forefront of South Carolinians’ minds. This robust collaboration between academia and public power will foster critical thinking, innovative dialogue and enhanced value to the state,” says Lonnie Carter, president and CEO of Santee Cooper. “For Santee Cooper, protection and improvement of our environment are equal in importance to providing affordable energy.”

Learn more about the inaugural Santee Cooper Lecture Series from 2009-2010, the 2010-2011 Series, the 2011-2012 Series, the 2012-2013 Series, and the 2013-2014 Series .

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