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Heating and Cooling from Sustainable Forestry: Can sustainably harvested wood fuel carbon neutral combined heat and power in Minnesota?

October 15, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am


Ever-Green Energy has been burning wood waste to provide electricity, heat, and cooling to Downtown Saint Paul for more than 20 years. A handful of other Minnesota communities and industries have similar programs, and have found the strategy to be clean and efficient. Expanding combined heat and power has the potential to improve our energy system – but we must act with care to ensure that wood waste is sourced sustainably and helps, not harms, Minnesota’s rich forestlands.

Join Fresh Energy’s Michael Noble, Ever-Green Energy CEO Ken Smith, and forestry expert Katie Fernholz of Dovetail Partners to explore the question: How can sustainable forestry power healthier energy – and what should we do, and not do, to achieve a “win win” for our environment.


October 15, 2015
7:00 am - 8:30 am