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Lugar to speak at Purdue energy forum

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., will give the keynote address at the fourth annual Collegiate Energy Summit at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Lugar will speak on the country's energy future at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. He also will take questions from the audience.

"Our nation's security and prosperity are tied directly to energy, and Indiana has much to offer in the biofuel and research areas as we partner to chart our course for the future," Lugar said in a Purdue news release.

The six-term incumbent is leaving the Senate this year. He lost the Republican primary election to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who faces Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-2nd, in the Nov. 6 general election.

The Sept. 14 summit is being organized by the Purdue Energy Forum, a student group, and is free and open to the public.

The program will feature workshops in Rawls Hall on energy policy, transportation, architecture, nuclear power and electric vehicles. For information, go to www.PurdueEnergyForum.org.