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MREA 24th Annual Energy Fair

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013
Custer, WI
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) will be hosting the Energy Fair with over 275 exhibitors and 200 educational workshops for energy and sustainability enthusiasts. Green building demos, an alternative transportation show, live auctions and more will occur within the “clean energy and sustainable living” theme.

Milwaukee Solar Book Club: An Evening with Danny Kennedy

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley Branch
Milwaukee Shines is hosting this free evening with Danny Kennedy who is the author of Rooftop Revolution and founder of Sungevity. Join the discussion on how to build momentum to increase solar in Wisconsin, including increasing market choice and financing solutions.  Anyone who purchases the book and attends the author event will receive a free pass to the Energy Fair (June 21-23, 2013).
RSVP to or 414-286-5593

Small Wind Conference

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Stevens Point, WI
A gathering of installers, manufacturers, dealers, distributors, educators and advocates held in conjunction with the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. This training is sponsored by the the Distributed WindEnergy Association, The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, RENEW Wisconsin and Women of Wind Energy.

Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future Forum: Charting a Way Forward

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland
The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters will host this free public forum. It will explore the effects climate change will have on Wisconsin’s land, waters and culture. Energy sources, strategies and opportunities for innovation, as well as challenges and opportunities for forest and landscape-scale conservation will be discussed.

Project Milwaukee: Power Switch Forum

Monday, June 10, 2013
Discovery World, Milwaukee 
WUWM 89.7 Milwaukee Public Radio will host this free forum about the growth of green energy in Wisconsin. It will feature a panel discussion about the factors that drive the use and production of different forms of energy with perspectives from utilities, academia, environmentalists and policy makers.
Reservations suggested, RSVP by June 7th.
The forum will also air on Lake Effect (WUWM 89.7 FM) Friday, June 14th at 10:00am.

Barriers to Addressing Our Climate and Energy Challenges

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
The event, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters, will have expert panelists Sharon Dunwoody, Dietram Scheufele and Kathy Kuntz discuss the latest research on social and informational hurdles for tackling climate and energy challenges.

Kwik Trip Natural Gas Seminar

Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Heights Event Center, Verona
The Kwik Trip Alternative Fuels Department, Wisconsin Kenworth and Truck County Freightliner will host this free educational seminar about Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a vehicle fuel. It will detail CNG retail experience and infrastructure, clean cities, and a CNG vehicle display. This networking opportunity will have two breakout sessions - “Light Duty” and “Heavy Duty”. The target audience is area businesses with a vehicle fleet and other interested parties.

Webcast: Attracting Funding for Climate Adaptation

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The free webcast by US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) State and Local Climate and Energy Progrm  is part three in the “Climate Change Adaption Series for State and Local Governments.” Presentations will give examples of how various communities have attracted funding and also provide resources to help participants find their own funding. The experts who present on this webcast will discuss how to maximize funding by mainstreaming adaptation planning and how to simultaneously address adaptation and mitigation.

Innovators Showcase: Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Leaders Conference

Monday, April 29, 2013
Discovery World, Milwaukee
This conference, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts & Letters, will feature Jeff Thompson and highlight the progress made by Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems towards becoming energy independent in 2014. Panel discussions that follow will focus on innovations in systems (manufacturing, waste-water treatment, sustainable cities), farms, and sustainable designs for living.

Webinar: Multifamily Housing Offers Opportunity to Utilities Seeking to Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CNT Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will host this free webinar that examines the factors that contribute to effective energy efficiency programs design for multifamily buildings. Nine strategies will be recommended to help utilities become more energy efficient. Policy experts from CNT Energy, ACEEE and National Housing trust will provide an overview of the report and answer questions from webinar participants.