|Scenes from the 2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference in Helena, Montana.|
The 2014 Harvesting Clean Energy will draw participants from a diverse range of fields - from farmers, ranchers, and other rural land owners, to agriculture and forest-based businesses and organizations, facility managers and food processors, to rural utilities, lenders, economic development leaders and elected officials, and representatives of local, state, federal and tribal agencies and clean energy firms, consultants and supporters.
The preliminary conference tracks are as follows:
- The Big Picture: Economic and Environmental Realities of Clean Energy
- Innovations and the Future of Clean Energy
- Getting a Clean Energy Project Off the Ground
- Risk and Rural Resiliency: How Climate Change is Affecting Rural Business, Agriculture, Forestry, and Outdoor Recreation
- Alternative Niche Markets: Downstream Opportunities
Hear from leading experts and practitioners about the steps to successful clean energy projects that can help you cut costs and diversify revenue for your business or facility operationsóbe it on the farm, in the forest or in the city. Learn how you can improve efficiencies and produce clean energy, feedstocks, and co-products for yourself and for market. The renewable energy opportunities addressed include biofuels, woody biomass, microhydro, geothermal, solar, wind, and combined heat and power. Conference sessions will also address how rural landowners and businesses in our region can remain resilient in a changing climate.
Learn how your farm, ranch, forest, business, local government or community partnership, tribe, or rural utility can create good, local, clean energy jobs and economic benefits.
Take home valuable technical and financial resources, and meet potential partners.
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Every year, the conference agenda is packed with practical solutions from farmers, business owners, experts, and leaders with real-world experience getting successful projects built.