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Clean Energy Extension Past Events

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:00am
UMass Clean Energy Extension recently hosted the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Clean Energy Conference: Helping Communities with Renewables and Efficiency in Worcester, MA. Click through to view speaker presentations from the conference in PDF format.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:30am
Free workshop for Massachusetts food and beverage processors. Join us for an interactive workshop on opportunities for Massachusetts food and beverage businesses to reduce operating costs, improve operations and prevent pollution through energy efficiency and renewable energy, waste reduction, and safer cleaning and sanitizing materials. Who should attend? Managers and others who work in facilities management, operations, engineering, environmental health and safety, energy and/or sustainability programs in food and beverage processing facilities. There is no charge for this workshop, but we ask that you register by Monday, November 14.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
This short film documents how the Monadnock region of New Hampshire is addressing the challenges of an increasingly unstable climate. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts including: Dwayne Breger, Dir. of Clean Energy Extension and Christine Hatch, Extension Asst. Professor of Hydrogeology & Climate Change, both from UMass Amherst.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
This exciting event will feature a dynamic panel of New England environmental professionals. Join us as they share insight into their chosen career path, how they landed their dream job, and what it takes to be successful. This event is open to all students considering a career in the clean energy or environmental sector.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Dwayne Breger, Director of UMass Clean Energy Extension, will be moderating a panel discussion, "Northeast State and Regional Climate Action 2017-2020" as part of the Citizens' Climate Lobby - 2017 Northeast Regional Conference. Panelists will discuss opportunities for state and regional actions to address climate change and describe their perspectives on current policies; scenarios for extending, strengthening, and introducing new policies; and opportunities for collaboration.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Dr. Benjamin S. Weil, CEE principal investigator and an extension assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give an energy talk at the 19th North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival in Orange. Dr. Weil will explain the possibilities for reaching 100% renewable energy in New England by 2050 -- and creating an electric grid with variable sources of power such as wind, solar, and small hydropower.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00am
Join us for an interactive workshop on opportunities for food and beverage businesses to reduce costs, improve operations and prevent pollution through sustainability efforts including energy efficiency and renewable energy, waste management, and safer cleaning and sanitizing materials.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:00am
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell presents Continuing Education Conferences in the spring and fall of each year. These day-long conferences vary from event to event, presenting in-depth training on topics related to safer alternatives to toxic substances, clean energy, pollution prevention, resource conservation, chemicals policy, and toxicology. Lauren Mattison, Research Fellow at CEE, will present at the November conference. Like all TURI events, Continuing Education Conferences are open to anyone, as these trainings can be beneficial to government officials, company executives, community leaders, and university personnel.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:00am
Most food and beverage businesses could significantly reduce their operating costs by making energy and environmental improvements to their facilities or processes. Join this webinar to learn about best practices, success stories from other businesses, and free resources available to support your sustainability efforts. This webinar is part of an ongoing initiative for food and beverage businesses, made possible by a pollution prevention grant from EPA Region I New England. Learn more at www.ceere.org/food