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September 19, 2014 | Katie Mosher


Lisa Schiavinato, 919-515-1895,
Rob Kaiser, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, 910-264-8955,

Posted Friday, September 19, 2014

President Obama’s recent decision to open parts of the Atlantic to oil and gas exploration — along with advancements in the wind, nuclear, solar and biomass industries — has created numerous energy-related initiatives on North Carolina’s coast.

On Oct. 9, the inaugural Coastal Energy Summit will bring together local, state and national leaders in the energy industry to talk about the opportunities, risks and timelines for these initiatives.

Highlights include:

“Numerous recent announcements — from oil exploration in the Atlantic to a $5 billion gas pipeline to new solar, wind and biomass projects — have highlighted the increase of energy-related initiatives in our region,” said Rob Kaiser, publisher of Greater Wilmington Business Journal, which is hosting the event.

“The Coastal Energy Summit will give the business community, local leaders and other attendees the opportunity to assess economic opportunities and environmental concerns by hearing directly from people involved with these projects and asking them questions,” Kaiser said.

The Oct. 9 summit will take place at the Wilmington Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More information about the summit is at

For more information, including registration, please contact Rob Kaiser at 910-264-8955 or


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NOTE TO EDITORS: Schiavinato is also North Carolina Sea Grant’s law, policy, and community development specialist.

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