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May 8 PDI: Choosing the Renewable Energy Frameworks that Work for Your Community

Interested in creating a renewable energy ordinance for your community?

 

Register for the 5/8 PDI: Choosing the Renewable Energy Frameworks that Work for Your Community at http://energyframeworks.eventbrite.com/

Join a panel of local experts who will provide an overview of considerations for developing a renewable energy ordinance for solar, small-wind, and geothermal energy systems in Pennsylvania.  An overview of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC’s) Renewable Energy Ordinance Frameworks, which include a menu of permissive and restrictive ordinance language options; accompanied by explanatory guidance on the barriers, benefits and cautions for adopting language will be provided. Additionally, panelists will address the key issues surrounding the regulation of each type of renewable energy system at the municipal level.

This session is a part of the 2013 Greenbuild Challenge

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

8:30 (registration & breakfast)
8:45 to 12 noon (program)

Register by Monday May 6, 2013
$25 for APA-PA members & students, $30 for APA members (not PA Chapter), $35 for nonmembers
3 AICP CM Credits pending approval

At the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), 190 North Independence Mall West – 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

Webinar option: If you are not able to make it in person, we are working to provide a webinar option at the same price. Simply select “yes” to the “Are you interested in attending this event as a webinar?” question after selecting your ticket price.  Webinar log in information will be sent to you by Tuesday May, 7.

Speakers:

Liz Compitello

Research Analyst, Energy and Climate Change Initiatives, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Liz Compitello is a research analyst in the Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. At DVRPC, Liz manages the Circuit Rider for Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations program, which aims to provide tools and assistance on energy management best practices to municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania. Prior to her work at DVRPC, Liz supported the development of programs to assist municipal governments in reducing energy and responding to climate change while interning with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Change Office. Liz received her Masters in Regional Planning from the University at Albany and a BA from Skidmore College.

Jon Lesher
Environmental Planner, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Jon Lesher currently works as an environmental and community planner for the Montgomery County Planning Commission. Jon’s duties include writing and reviewing ordinances, reviewing sewage and land use proposals, conducting planning related studies, and public outreach efforts. Jon is the project leader for the Renewable Energy Series and the County Planning Commission’s renewable energy efforts. Jon is also involved in the early stage development of a County solar project and other County-wide sustainability initiatives. Before joining Montgomery County Jon has related experience working for the Brandywine Conservancy and in stormwater management. Jon earned his undergraduate degree from Ursinus College and a Master’s in Regional and Community Planning from Temple University.

Kristin Sullivan
Energy Manager, City of Philadelphia

Kristin Sullivan graduated from Gettysburg College in Environmental Science and Biology. After her service in the Peace Corps Honduras, she began working as an energy analyst with an internationally focused energy management consulting firm. After taking time off to complete an environmental campaign that took her on a 14,000 mile journey via bike from AK to Argentina, she then moved on to large scale wind energy development. Kristin is now the City of Philadelphia’s Energy Manager and Director of the Philadelphia Solar City Partnership Program. Her work straddles both the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities.

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