The forum has been designed to bring together local and state government decision makers, leaders in the environmental community, and utility and renewable energy company representatives to discuss:
- Arizona’s Energy Future and how much renewable energy might be developed for Arizona and for export.
- Transmission Line Planning and Siting and how stakeholders can engage in and shape planning and siting of transmission lines across and through the state.
- Collaborative Development Processes that ensure environmental sensitivity, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
“Arizona’s world-class solar resource, if developed, can create jobs, long-term financial investment in the state, and allow Arizona to capture the promise of the clean energy economy,” says John Shepard, senior adviser for the Sonoran Institute. “Building this future takes planning and coordination to create a supportive climate that is conducive to development, and yet protects the environment.”
The day-long forum will be held at the Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The forum is open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. For more information about the forum, and to register, visit www.sonoraninstitute.org. Interested participants can also contact Paula Randolph at the Sonoran Institute at 602-393-4310, x. 307, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org“>email@example.com.
The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. The Institute is a nonprofit organization that is working to shape the future of the West. For more information, visit www.sonoraninstitute.org. Western Clean Energy Advocates (WCEA) is a diverse and growing coalition of organizations working to help transform how energy is produced, distributed, and used across the West.