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WSU Extension’s National Energy Summit is April 7-10 in Seattle

NEES-Banner-clip-01-01(wcrop) copy copyEverett, Wash. — Join Extension professionals and renewable energy advocates at the National Extension Energy Summit, April 7 to 10 in Seattle. Learn about sustainable and renewable energy, home and farm energy efficiency and biomass energy programs.

Speakers include KC Golden, senior policy advisor at Northwest-based Climate Solutions; Heidi VanGenderen, Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Bill Goldner, National Program Leader for Sustainable Bioenergy in the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Institute for Bioenergy; Beverly C. Samuel, National Program Leader, Housing and Community Living, at USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and Wendy Gerlitz, Policy Director for the NW Energy Coalition.

Participants will tour Seattle’s Bullitt Center, known as “The Greenest Commercial Building in the World” with its 50,000-square-foot office building designed to be energy and carbon neutral. A farm energy tour includes Qualco Energy and 21 Acres. A Seattle urban energy tour features Seattle Steam and the Bertschi School. At Puget Sound Energy’s Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, participants will learn details about its history, current service, and future energy forecast.

Conference sponsor Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest, a WSU Extension program, is a consortium of regional university and industry partners working to prepare the Pacific Northwest for a sustainable hardwood bioproducts and biofuels industry.

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Media Contacts

Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension Administrative Professional, 253-241-5043