Tennessee local government leaders and residents can learn more about developing sustainable communities at a free workshop March 1 in Crossville.
The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service and the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council have partnered with the city of Crossville to develop a workshop on clean and renewable energy.
Local government sustainability coordinators from Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Chattanooga, Athens, Nashville and Franklin will talk about clean energy projects in their cities. University of Tennessee President Emeritus Dr. Joe Johnson will provide the keynote address.
Warren Nevad at the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service has passed along an an interesting report on the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council’s recent forum held at Roane State Community College in Kingston.
“More than 80 attendees from 29 cities, 16 counties and 7 states met to discuss current programs and future statewide developments in renewable energy. Participants took advantage of educational and networking opportunities that focused on growing the renewable energy industry in Tennessee. …”
Bringing the private sector and local governments together to encourage development of
renewable energy technology will be the focus of a public forum in Harriman on Friday.
The Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council conference is scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Roane State Community College Theatre, 276 Patton Lane.