Renewable Energy Group Adds Ted Crosbie to Board of Directors – Yahoo Finance
Under the topic of technology implementation will be speakers Tony Malone, who will discuss the state of the art in renewable energy technology, and Scott Friar, who will talk about the how to ensure a sustainable energy future. The next section will be Current Legislation and Social Solutions. Seth Shteir, NPCA, will discuss what is currently driving renewable energy legislation and policy. Dino Bozonelos will explain how environmental policy is developed in the U.S. Lorrie Steely, a founder of the Mojave Communities Conservation Collaborative (MC-3), and Chuck Bell of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association will tell how local community groups can take action. Each section will end with a question and answer period. The educational event will conclude with a discussion on successful local community engagement and solutions.
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Lucid Energy Announces Portland Water Pipeline Now Producing Renewable Energy for PGE Customers – Yahoo Finance
Crosbie has been elected to serve on the Companys Board of Directors. Crosbie has served in leadership roles for multi-national companies where he led agronomic research and development and helped to establish one the worlds largest plant breeding programs. He has also served as Iowas Chief Technology Officer, where he was first appointed by former Gov. Tom Vilsack in 2005, then re-appointed to the post by Gov. Chet Culver and Gov.
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Water and energy are closely linked. The Lucid pipe system provides a way for the Water Bureau to contribute to generating electricity for our community in a clean, low-cost and renewable way. The Portland LucidPipe system was fully financed in October 2014 with capital from Harbourton Alternative Energy, a subsidiary of Harbourton Enterprises. The project will generate approximately $2 million worth of renewable energy capacity over the 20-year PPA period, enough electricity for more than 150 homes in Portland. The Portland Water Bureau and Harbourton will share in the revenue. After 20 years, PWB will have the right to own the system and all the energy it produces. Water agencies are looking for ways to be more energy efficient, energy utilities are seeking more renewable sources of energy and investors are seeking opportunities in smart water and energy infrastructure, said Gregg Semler, President and CEO of Lucid Energy, Inc. The industry is looking to Portland as an example of how all of these entities can partner to take advantage of in-pipe hydropower to generate investment returns and reduce the cost of delivering clean, safe drinking water. The first installation of the LucidPipe Power System is at Riverside Public Utilities in Riverside, California.
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