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River Strong

River Strong
Associate Director
Renewable Energy
(413) 545-8513
UMass Extension
209 Agricultural Engineering Building
University of Massachusetts
250 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9295

River brings more than 20 years of experience in the renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, and sustainability consulting fields to UMass Clean Energy Extension. Before coming to UMass, served as founder and president of Spring Hill Solutions, LLC, a clean energy and carbon management consulting firm based in Burlington, Vermont. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and an MFA in creative writing from University of Arizona. River is a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and the Appalachian Mountain Club. He lives in Amherst with his children, Aviva and Pearl.

Energy topics: 
Alternative Transportation
Biomass/ Biofuels
Combined Heat and Power
Community Energy Systems
Energy Efficiency
Energy Policy
Energy Storage and Resiliency
Renewable Heating and Cooling
Solar PV
Wind Energy