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Wind energy potential panel discussion April 19

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Is the answer to the world´s energy issues blowing in the wind? Representatives of three energy groups will try to answer that question at a panel discussion Wednesday, April 19, at Connecticut College.

The public is invited to attend this free event from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 210 of the Blaustein Humanities Center. This Common Hour event, "Re-Inherit the Wind," is sponsored by the Renewable Energy Club.

Agents from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Energy Management, Inc. and 3 Phases Energy Services will discuss how wind turbines work, the extent to which wind energy is used in the Northeast, factors involved in locating a turbine and Connecticut Colleges purchase of renewable energy certificates which offset its annual electricity consumption by half.

Wind energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

A tradition of environmental awareness and caretaking at Connecticut College goes back before the dawn of Earth Day, when the college in 1969 established one of the nations first environmental majors, "human ecology," now called "environmental studies." The colleges arboretum includes 750 acres of natural areas that are used by faculty and students for environmental research projects - and provide an oasis of greenery for the public.

Newsweek magazine has called the colleges Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The public is invited to attend this free event from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 210 of the Blaustein Humanities Center. This Common Hour event, "Re-Inherit the Wind," is sponsored by the Renewable Energy Club.
 
Agents from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Energy Management, Inc. and 3 Phases Energy Services will discuss how wind turbines work, the extent to which wind energy is used in the Northeast, factors involved in locating a turbine and Connecticut College´s purchase of renewable energy certificates which offset its annual electricity consumption by half.
 
Wind energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
 
A tradition of environmental awareness and caretaking at Connecticut College goes back before the dawn of Earth Day, when the college in 1969 established one of the nation´s first environmental majors, "human ecology," now called "environmental studies." The college´s arboretum includes 750 acres of natural areas that are used by faculty and students for environmental research projects - and provide an oasis of greenery for the public.
 
Newsweek magazine has called the college´s Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies "one of the best environmental studies programs in the United States."
In 2004, the Student Government Association approved a policy calling for the college to purchase renewable energy directly through a local utility or through the purchase of renewable energy credits. The policy also supports the college´s purchase of equipment to establish renewable energy sources on campus.
 
Ranked among the most selective private liberal arts colleges in the nation, Connecticut College enrolls 1,900 men and women from 42 states and 41 countries. The college is known for putting the liberal arts into action through interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. Founded in 1911, the college operates under an 84-year-old honor code. The college is located at 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, about two hours by car from Boston and New York. The 750-acre campus is an arboretum overlooking Long Island Sound. For more information, visit www.connecticutcollege.edu.


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APR 5 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/2051-wind-energy-potential-panel-discussion-april-19
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