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The State of Renewables in Higher Education

Second Nature

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

The State of Renewables in Higher Education

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The State of Renewables in Higher Education 
November 29th 2012, 2:00-3:00pm EST

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Second Nature and the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership are collaborating to identify the barriers to expanding renewable energy use among colleges and universities, identify solutions, provide education and training on green power procurement strategies and explore the possibilities of joint purchasing opportunities.

To kick-off this partnership, Second Nature and EPA invite you to participate in an interactive event to learn more about trends and possibilities in colleges and universities incorporation of green power onto their campuses, and in their climate reduction goals. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the environmental, financial, and non-tangible benefits of procuring renewable electricity
  • Gain a better understanding of the challenges being faced by institutions trying to purchase or produce green power
  • Assess the current state of green power on campuses and potential for green power purchasing and production growth
  • Recognize the various procurement options for renewable electricity such as on-site generation, PPAs, project off-take arrangements, contracts for bundled or unbundled RECs
  • Identify new opportunities for learning and collaboration among institutions participating in the event

Webinar Panelists

  • David Hales, President, Second Nature
  • Blaine Collison, Program Director, Green Power Partnership, US EPA
  • Sarah Brylinsky, Program Associate, Second Nature
  • Jenn Andrews, Director of Program Planning and Coordination, Clean Air-Cool Planet 
  • Anthony Amato, Senior Analyst, Energy and Climate Change, ERG

How to Participate

The event will be feature a presentation, and discussion from panelists live on YouTube. This is an interactive event - panelists invite questions and feedback from the audience. Please submit your questions for panelists prior to the event by leaving a comment on the event page. You will need a Youtube or Google account to participate in the interactive components during the event.

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About Second Nature
Second Nature works to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society beginning with the transformation of higher education. Second Nature is the support organization of the
American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.


About the EPA's Green Power Partnership  
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,300 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities.

Have questions about The State of Renewables in Higher Education? Contact Second Nature

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