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Local Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Opportunities Workshop to Be Held Nov. 14

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources invites you to a FREE seminar on local clean energy solutions.

Doing more with less: Local energy efficiency and clean energy opportunities
Wednesday, November 14, 2012    8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Bolton State Building auditorium
1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530

As a growing number of coastal cities, towns, and counties are faced with the challenge of limited resources, many have started to look to energy as one way to do more with less. This seminar will provide local government staff, public officials, and community leaders with implementation tools and practical information to make smarter energy decisions. Examples from communities with successful energy projects will be discussed to identify energy efficiency opportunities and encourage development of policies, practices, and plans for energy efficiency and clean energy investment. Programs and projects may include topics such as weatherization, energy code upgrades, building retrofits, solar installations, or community outreach and education.

You’ll learn about:
1. Successful examples of local governments that have  implemented local energy projects
2. How to incorporate energy into long-term planning and community programs
3. Opportunities available to local governments to bring more clean energy to the Gulf Coast
4. Existing and potential future resources available

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Coffee and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Brief presentations by state, utility and local government representatives on recent local energy projects and programs, and resources available.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion with Speakers and Audience Questions

Please reserve your spot before November 7th by contacting: Grant Larsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or by phone at (228) 523-4121.
If you cannot join us on November 14th, please join us on November 8th from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. for a similar workshop taking place at the MDMR's Coastal Development Strategies Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi.

This education program is funded in part with qualified outer continental shelf oil and gas revenues by the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior through a grant award to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Contact: Susan Lepoma Perkins, APR
Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area
Phone: (228) 523-4124

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