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Solutions Seminar | Rural-urban connections: ENERGY
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 5:30pm

Solutions Seminars: Rural-Urban Connections

Join us as we explore the inextricable connections between rural and urban communities in areas such as food, energy, and forests.

APRIL 25, 2012


Emerging renewable energy in Oregon: Boom and bust or sustainable?


Woody biomass, wind, and solar: What's ahead for our state? Panel featuring:

Cylvia Hayes
Oregon's First Lady and Founder and CEO, 3EStrategies

Cylvia Hayes has 22 years of professional experience in sustainable economic development, clean energy, workforce development, green building, and waste prevention. She served as a member and co-chair of the Oregon Renewable Energy Working Group, which developed the state Renewable Energy Standard, Renewable Fuels Standard, and other clean energy policies.

Cylvia is the founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm; is a Fellow of the Washington, D.C.-based Clean Economy Development Center, the Center for State Innovation, and the American Leadership Forum; and has expertise in collaborative leadership skills.

Matt Krumenauer
Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy

Matt Krumenauer is a Senior policy Analyst with the Oregon Department of Energy. Matt serves as the agency lead on bioenergy and is responsible for developing policies, strategies, initiatives, and projects to promote the development of renewable energy, alternative transportation fuels and related industries in Oregon.  As co-chair of Oregon’s Forest Biomass Working Group and Oregon’s representative on the Pacific Region Biomass Partnership Matt works with a broad range of stakeholders to remove barriers to biomass utilization and promote rural economic development, forest health, and renewable energy production in Oregon and the region.

Chad Davis
Director of the Forest Stewardship Program, Sustainable Northwest

Chad partners and communities to link them to opportunities that strengthen market channels for the byproducts of ecologically-based forest stewardship. Chad's interest in market-based conservation strategies that create opportunity for individuals at the community level drew him to Sustainable Northwest. He also works to affect Federal and state policy, striving to ensure that rural entrepreneurs and leaders have equitable access to developing appropriately scaled renewable energy projects.


Matt King
Renewable Energy Program Coordinator, Wallowa Resources

Matt is an Eastern Oregon transplant, having found his way here after a long journey from the Pacific Coast of Northern California. He first stumbled upon Oregon at a student at Reed College, in Portland, and then worked as a fish biologist for a large Renewable Energy Developer before leaving the big city and making his way to greener, and thankfully drier, pastures. In Eastern Oregon, he worked for the Department of Fish and Wildlife for a time, but finally found a truer calling with Wallowa Resources. As the Renewable Energy Program Coordinator for WR Community Solutions, Inc., Matt is always looking for ways to bring new energy projects into fruition, for the benefit of the community and the environment.



Presented by PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Sustainable Northwest, with appetizers provided by Hotlips Pizza.


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5:30-7 p.m.  |  FREE and open to the public | Appetizers by Hotlips Pizza
PSU Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson Street map