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Innovative energy sources explored at workshop

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A one-day workshop to explore innovative clean energy resources in the region and identify action steps for new power production is set for Friday, March 3, in Glenwood Springs.

"Clean Innovative Energy Sources To Power Our Region: Creating Pathways for Reaching Energy Targets and Economic Resilience" will feature presentations from experts on methane capture, biomass, micro-hydro, geothermal and solar energy resources.

Speakers include experts from the Colorado Energy Office, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, TRC Companies, Ruby Canyon Engineering, Vessels Coal Gas, Holy Cross Energy, city of Grand Junction, Colorado Small Hydro Association, Colorado Division of Water Resources, Rocky Mountain Institute, Sunsense Solar, SoL Energy and Renewable Energy Systems.

Many local governments and organizations in the Parachute to Aspen region have adopted clean energy targets. This workshop is a way for local decision makers, citizens, business leaders and government staff to learn more about the variety of clean energy options available in our region. It's also intended to identify top opportunities for new clean energy production and next steps for maximizing those opportunities.

The workshop is set for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Registration is $25, and includes morning refreshments, lunch and workshop materials. Scholarships are available.

Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER and CORE are presenting the workshop. Sponsors are Alpine Bank, the Colorado Energy Office, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Carbondale Area Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Mountain College.

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Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop to learn more about the wealth of clean energy options that can be tapped in our region, and to help shape our region's energy and economic future.

For information and to register, visit GarfieldCleanEnergy.org or call (970) 704-9200.

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