Renewable Energy Forum set for July 9

June 29, 2013 by  
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CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC), Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will host a Community-Wide Renewable Energy Forum on July 9.

The forum will be held at Freedom Point in Liberty Park, 1190 Cumberland Drive. It opens at 8 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. after the keynote lunch presentation. Registration can be completed at .

The second Tennessee Energy Education Initiative event in Clarksville, the forum will provide business owners and municipalities insights on alternative energy sources and new industry developments. Presentations will offer information on landfill diversion and the use of methane for energy production, compressed natural gas for fleets, and lighting upgrades. The half-day event is chockfull of useful information on implementing energy improvements.

Programming begins with addresses by Bowers and McMillan to discuss the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Initiative. Other speakers include representatives from PHG Energy, Bi-County Landfill, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Industrial Energy Efficiency Network, Tennessee Gas Association, Clean Line and Global Green Lighting. Mayor Shane Bemis of Gresham, Ore., will conclude with the keynote lunch presentation. Gresham is one of the United States’ premier sustainable communities.

TREEDC is a statewide network of 92 Tennessee city and county mayors and businesses working together to “create a path to fast-track renewables in Tennessee,” said a news release. The mission of TREEDC is to promote and connect renewable energy with economic development and energy efficiency for all Tennessee communities.

More information can be found at .

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