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Baseball and Brownfield’s Program
Discusses the Benefits of Solar Energy Systems

On June 19, 2012 at 300 Riverview Plaza, the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection(NJDEP) hosted the “Baseball and Brownfield’s Program” which featured a panel of speakers from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), the NJDEP, and Sustainable Jersey. The program was followed by a Baseball outing at the Trenton Thunder Stadium.

Presentations:

Sustainablility Institute, The College of New Jersey
Solar Energy Systems on NJ Landfills
Baseball & Brownfields

Bob Marshall, Assistant Commissioner for Sustainability and Green Energy, NJDEP welcomed everyone to the program and highlighted the Energy Master Plan as laid out by the Governor.  Scott Hunter, Renewable Energy Program Administrator for the (NJBPU) Office of Clean Energy, Mike Winka of the NJBPU, and Mary Anne Goldman, SPVG, ENV. Engineer, Bureau of Landfill and Hazardous Waste Permitting, NJDEP laid out the specifics of the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) legislation and the steps that a municipality needs to follow to make their landfills appropriate Solar Energy Systems.

Sarah Gentile of the NJDEP explained the importance of utilizing Landfills and rooftops for solar farms instead of farmland and open spaces.
John Loyer, Program Assistant for Sustainable Jersey explained how his group was working to help municipalities understand the needs of a solar farm and how to properly site these locations.

Gary Finger, Ombudsman, NJBPU explained the Local Government Energy Audit which is provided free to municipalities. This audit explains what upgrades are needed and will even provide funding to help make all the necessary improvements.

For more information on Solar Energy Systems and Landfill clean up regulations please visit:

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/opsc/
http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/brownfields/
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/rrtp/bud.htm

For more Information on the Free Local Government Energy Audit please visit: www.njcleanenergy.com

Attendees at Brownfield's and Baseball
Attendees at the “Brownfield’s and Baseball” program on
June 19, 2012 in Trenton.

Mike Winka
Mike Winka from the NJBPU addresses attendees.

John Loyer
John Loyer, Program Assistant for Sustainable Jersey, talks with attendees about the needs of a solar farm.

Bob Marshall
Bob Marshall, Assistant Commissioner for Sustainability and Green Energy at NJDEP welcomes attendees to the “Brownfield’s and Baseball” program.

 

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