Friday, November 07, 2014

Energy experts to speak at Keweenaw Energy Summit Nov. 10 at Finnish American Heritage Center

HANCOCK -- The Keweenaw Renewable Energy Coalition (KREC) is hosting a Keweenaw Energy Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Finnish American Heritage Center on the campus of Finlandia University in Hancock. The primary purpose of this event is to unveil a plan to power 100 percent of electric demand in Keweenaw and Houghton Counties with alternative fuels (wind, biomass, solar).

The event will feature presentations from world-renowned energy experts including Finnish leader Asko Ojaniemi on biomass and Rich Vander Veen, President of Mackinaw Power, on wind and solar. The event is free and open to the public.

Editor's Note: See this Oct. 26, 2014, article by Melissa Davis, KREC president, in Crain's Detroit Business:
"Renewables can light the way in U.P., state."

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