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CIRECâ€™s September 19 Meeting â€” â€œCooperative Energy: Coming Together for Mutual Benefitâ€ â€” Features Discussion of Cooperative Models
Lynn Benander, manager of Co-op Power in Greenfield, Mass., is the featured speaker at a forum on September 19 sponsored by the Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative (CIREC). This forum, free and open to the public, will run from 7 to 9 pm at the Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth.
Co-op Power is an energy cooperative servicing residents and businesses in western Massachusetts, upstate New York, and elsewhere in the Northeast. As members of Co-op Power, individual consumers are joining together to get a better deal on clean energy products and services, to invest in renewable energy facilities, and to take control of their energy future. In her presentation, Lynn Benander will describe the benefits of community-based cooperatives and introduce Co-op Power and the products and services available to its members. The Co-op Power model also will be compared and contrasted with other institutional approaches, including the heating oil cooperative run by Cape & Islands Self-Reliance and municipal electric cooperative being explored by the Cape Light Compact.
Ms. Benander has worked since 1996 to develop sustainable energy projects in the Northeast based on community-ownership models. Previously, as President and CEO of the Cooperative Development Institute and the Northeast Federation of Cooperatives, she provided strategic planning and technical assistance to support development, startup, and financing of numerous consumer, producer, and worker-owned cooperatives in the region, primarily in the areas of energy, agriculture, and food. She has a passion for building member-owned and member-controlled businesses that strengthen local economies.
CIREC participants are exploring cooperative approaches for delivering the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to local residents and businesses under grant funding from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The September 19 meeting will conclude with Q&A and a networking session with light refreshments. Information will be available on CIREC membership and on local clean energy programs and activities.
For more information on CoopPower, visit http://cooppower.onlinecommunity.coop/. For meeting information contact Chris Powicki, 508.362.9599, email@example.com. For information on other upcoming events, check out the Sustainable Energy Calendar at www.cigogreen.org.
SmartPower Sponsors National Renewable Energy Conference
Serves as a Platinum Sponsor of 12th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference Oct. 21-24
“Why are people buying clean energy?”
That is one of the questions to be answered during the 12th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference, held next month. SmartPower, the nationally recognized leader in creating a vibrant, voluntary market for clean energy, is proud to once again be a platinum sponsor of the upcoming 12th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference, to be held October 21-24, 2007 in Philadelphia. This conference is the premiere renewable energy marketing conference in the United States.
To set the tone for the conference and to kick off this year’s agenda, SmartPower President, Brian F. Keane, will serve as one of the panelists in the Opening Session Executive Roundtable on the “State of the Green Power Market.”
The conference is organized by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions and is supported by the US Department of Energy, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. This conference is the renewable energy marketing industry’s largest gathering and will be attended by the leading renewable energy and green power industry stakeholders worldwide. This annual event allows national and regional experts to share information about the state of the renewable energy markets. Additional SmartPower staff members will be making presentations about clean energy and energy efficiency marketing during the conference.
“As the leading marketing organization in the country on clean energy and energy efficiency, SmartPower is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 12th National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference,” said Brian F.Keane, President of SmartPower. “The participants and attendees of this conference are the national leaders of the clean energy industry and collectively we are helping the nation and the world move toward a clean energy society. Everyone at this conference understands that clean energy is real, it’s here, and it’s working,” Keane concluded.
Clean, renewable energy is electricity generated from non-depletable energy sources such as wind, solar and low-impact hydro and creates no greenhouse gas emissions, while helping the United States declare its energy independence.
For more information on the conference, please visit: www.renewableenergymarketing.net
For more information about clean energy and energy efficiency, please visit: www.SmartPower.org
Cleantech Forumâ„¢ XIV
Cleantech @ 5
Accelerating Demand and Market Adoption
October 24-26, 2007 – Toronto, Canada
Join us October 24-26, 2007 in Toronto for Cleantech @ 5, where we turn from market creation to market adoption and acceleration.
The Cleantech Networkâ„¢ founded the cleantech investment category in 2002. Fast-forwarding five years – â€œCleantech @ 5â€ – Cleantech Forumâ„¢ XIV will highlight rapidly maturing market dynamics and opportunities:
* Transition from venture to â€œinnovationâ€ financing from labs to large caps
* Globalization of the cleantech markets, community
* Enhanced policy-maker interest and action
* Accelerated demand and market adoption of cleantech solutions
* Development of new supply chain dynamics
Cleantech Forumâ„¢ XIV will focus on how these emerging drivers are creating clear investment opportunities, as well as analysis of emerging trends:
* Climate Change – Technologies for Mitigation and Adaptation
* IT/Internet – Driving Infrastructure Efficiencies
The Cleantech Forums provide the industryâ€™s highest value networking opportunities; meet over 600 of the worldâ€™s leading pioneers driving cleantech innovation worldwide in an atmosphere conducive for senior-level networking relevant to all asset classes.
Attendance is limited.
Register today to receive a $200 registration discount.
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HeatSpring Energy would like to invite you to a half-day seminar on the fundamentals of geothermal HVAC systems for buildings. Dr. Gary Phetteplace, PE, has spent 22 years as a heat pump specialist at the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, NH. He will spend time sharing his experiences and answering audience questions as he teaches you the fundamentals of this efficient technology.
This intimate course is accessible to anyone; it is a unique opportunity to meet an industry expert and spend a half day learning about a clean energy technology which has worked for decades and is now growing rapidly.
Seating for this seminar is limited. Register now and you will receive a $100 early registration discount so please call or visit our website today.
Geothermal Introductory Course
An Introduction to Geothermal HVAC
Location: Olin College of Engineering, Needham MA
Date: October 12
Instructor: Dr. Gary Phetteplace, PE
Regular Price: $400
Early Registration: $300
More Information: www.heatspring.com/intro
Advanced Geothermal Courses
Geothermal Installation Series
Date: October 23-25
Location: Natick, MA
Instructor: Dr. Charles Remund
More Information: www.heatspring.com/igshpa
Geothermal Design Seminar Series
Date: November 7, 8 and 28
Location: Natick, MA
Instructor: Dr. Steve Kavanaugh and Kevin Rafferty, PE
More Information: www.heatspring.com/design