Author and energy expert Anne Korin will be speaking at the 7th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Trade Show being held in The Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa on January 30, 2013. Korin is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and has written several popular books such as “Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century,” “Turning Oil into Salt,”and her most recent work: “Petropoly: The Collapse of America’s Energy Security Paradigm.” At the 2013 Summit, Korin will address the urgent need to break Big Oil’s monopoly over the transportation fuel sector and offer a solution to reduce the strategic importance of oil by increasing consumer fuel choice. Korin will be hosting a book signing following her presentation.
“Ms. Korin is one of today’s foremost experts on energy security and the findings of her new book really challenge folks to rethink how we evaluate our dependency on foreign oil,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “The money spent to import oil has very real consequences. As such, adding competition to the marketplace through consumer fuel choice is a top priority.”
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Additional speakers include: Gov. Terry Branstad, Growth Energy’s Tom Buis, and Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.