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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFRocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has chosen Jules Kortenhorst to be the organization’s new CEO. As the founding CEO of the European Climate Foundation, Kortenhorst brings significant experience and understanding of the global energy issues RMI works to solve. As CEO, Kortenhorst will report to RMI’s Board and will be primarily responsible for further developing the organization’s strategic vision, the overall fiscal management and stability of the organization, and ensuring RMI’s programmatic initiatives have continued and increasing impact.
  • Frost & Sullivan is hosting a free webinar on August 6, 2013 to discuss the key trends and opportunities in the renewable energy market in Latin America. The key speaker will be Gustavo Stainoh, research analyst for Frost and Sullivan’s Energy & Environment Practice. The briefing will investigate the key trends within the Latin America renewable energy industry, as well as identify its main drivers and restraints. To attend the briefing, email Francesca Valente and include your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country.
  • HMC Farms, is moving forward with Cenergy Power on a 10 acre solar photovoltaic (PV) farm. The 2.2MW solar system will span across 390,000 square feet of ground space and will enable HMC to significantly hedge against rising electric utility charges on two cold storage and packaging meters. An additional 70kW solar carport will be added to supplant HMC’s energy use at the main office building on the property.
  • The Worldwatch Institute is assisting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in developing a Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy to provide a more strategic approach to implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the region. The overall goals are to address the inadequate energy security of most CARICOM member states and to establish them as climate-compatible economies through greater diversification of the energy supply away from heavy dependence on imported petroleum products and toward smarter, more-sustainable energy technologies. The report will be released later this month.
  • The OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show, being held in Brisbane, Queensland (Australia) September 23-35 as announced its agenda. The conference will cover solar, wind, biomass, algae, anaerobic digestion and the biofuels industries.
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