San Joaquin Valley legislators, state and local agencies and community stakeholders will meet with renewable energy companies and environmentalists at Fresno State on Aug. 12 for a summit to address the Valley’s future in the clean energy economy.
Unlocking Renewables: A Valley Summit will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature discussions on the clean energy potential in the Valley, its electric transmission infrastructure needs and the prospect of bioenergy and renewable gas as a major resource.
The morning will have a keynote address from Ken Alex, senior adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown and director of the Office of Planning and Research. There will also be a lunchtime chat with state Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, and Assembly Member Adam Gray, D-Merced, and Alexander Sherriffs, who is representing both the California Air Resources Board and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
Breakout sessions will include a clean energy and incentives workshop and a workforce development workshop about careers in clean energy.
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A report examining the economic and development potential of clean energy technologies in the Valley will also be released at the summit.
More information is at www.renewablesinthevalley.org.
Sarah Anderson: 559-441-6248; @Sarahsonofander