Noted author/professor to speak on economic impact of energy Jan. 4

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Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hosts a free public lecture on the economic impact of rising energy costs by Syracuse University Professor Charles A.S. Hall. The address, entitled “Peak Oil, EROI and Your Financial Future in Hawaiʻi,” is scheduled for Friday, January 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in UCB 100.

Hall, the author of Energy and the Wealth of Nations: Understanding the Biophysical Economy, will explain how high energy prices reduce discretionary incomes by using the concept of Energy Return on Investment (EROI).

The event is sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM) and Chancellor Don Straney. For more information about Hall, visit .

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