Monday, September 25, 2006

West Michigan Renewable Energy Conference

Meeting MI’s Energy Challenges With RENEWABLE Resources – from Earth, Air and Sun

A one-day, three-part, fast-paced workshop on renewable energy For policy makers and citizen constituents.

Saturday, September 30, 2006
Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
Conservation Center
Dwight Lydell Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, Host
5641 Myers Lake Road, Cannon Township


Part I: The State of Our Energy Supply: providing the context – global, state, local
Aaron Wissner, Educator and Activist, Local leader in the international grassroots Peak Oil awareness campaign, Founder of Local Future Network.

Part II: Options and opportunities: the promise of renewables
Tom Cary: Building & Sustaining Local Economies, Coordinator of Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food Systems, WMEAC

Steven B. Smiley: Community Power – A Renewable Energy Policy for Michigan
Co-Founder of the Great Lakes Renewable Resource Institute, Owner/President of Bay Energy Services, Consultant, Educator, Systems Designer

Mark Bauer: Solar & Wind Energy – Michigan’s Alternative Future,
Entrepreneur, Wind and Solar Systems Installations

Sarah Lineberry: Biomass to Methane to Electricity
Biomass Project Manager for GVSU
At the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC)

Gary Willey: Switchgrass - a Cellulosic Alternative Biofuel
Switchgrass Advocate

Part III: Public policy implications: paving the way for change
A Panel Discussion moderated by Aaron Wissner, with panelists Steven B. Smiley and Jennifer Alvarado of Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

Presentations begin promptly at 8:30 and the panel discussion is scheduled to terminate at 4:00.

There is a one and one-half hour lunch component that includes mini, conversational-style presentations out-of-doors, weather-permitting, in covered pavilions. The fee schedule below includes a box lunch, the continental breakfast and beverages and light snacks at mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

The fee per person is $20.00; $30.00 per couple. Students $10.00. Pre-paid registrations received by September 25 may be discounted 10%, should be made payable to Izaak Walton League and mailed to:

Bob Stegmier,IWLA
5285 Windmill Dr.
Rockford, MI 49341

1 comment:

Green Earth said...

Some great discussion topics.