For immediate release: 02/08/2011 | NR-11-02-01

Media advisory: Lab's Science on Saturday lecture: Harnessing Wind for Energy Needs

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815,

WHO: Jeff Mirocha and Sonia Wharton, LLNL scientists, and teacher Christine Tyler, will present "It's Gust About Time: Harnessing the Wind for Our Future Energy Needs."  Congressman Jerry McNerney, a former wind energy engineer, will address the audience at the start of the first session.

WHAT: How can we produce much of the energy we need from clean, renewable sources? Wind energy can lead the way. This lecture will discuss why the wind blows, where the winds blow the best, how energy can be generated from the wind, and how science and engineering can ensure a reliable and abundant supply of green, renewable energy to power our future.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Session I: 9:30 a.m. Session II: 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.

Note: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available on the Web. Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL's Science Education Program.

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