9.14.05 – Renewable Energy

September 14th 2005 @ Riddle’s Penultimate

Panelists

Dan Sammartano – Sustainable Design Manager, Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Dan Sammartano, Alberici’s Sustainable Design Manager discussed the 65 kilowatt wind turbine that you see on your right when traveling north on 170. As Alberici’s Sustainable Design Manager, Dan told us about the wind turbine that was designed to generate 20 percent of the total energy needs at Alberici’s headquarters on Page in Overland as well as talk about his company’s new spinoff, Vertegy.

Pat Justis – Project Manager, Mo-DNR St. Louis Urban Outreach Office/Energy Center
Pat Justis is an energy engineer with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center. He is the project manager for Missouri Schools Going Solar and told us all about new initiatives in renewable energy in St. Louis and around the state and the new federal tax credits for residental solar installations.

Bill Barbieri – Managing Executive, Renewables, Ameren Energy Fuels & Services
Bill Barbieri and his team are responsible for the development and implementation of the corporate strategy related to renewable energy for the Ameren group of companies. The team, comprised of several groups within Ameren, is leading the initiative in the procurement and development of renewable energy resources for customers in Ameren’s service territories which encompass Illinois and Missouri. He told us about Ameren’s plans to ramp up purchasing of renewable energy as well as a sneak preview about options for direct purchasing of green power to come in late 2006.

Resources

www.renewableenergyaccess.com
One of the popular sources for Renewable Energy News and Information on the Internet.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council
IREC’s mission is to accelerate the sustainable utilization of renewable energy sources and technologies in and through state and local government and community activities. They maintain a a comprehensive and easy to manuever database of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

The US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
A gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREL is the Department of Energy’s research and development arm on renewables.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA)
The EIA created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. This website is an excellent resource to find out energy usuage statistics by state or nation. A lot cooler than it sounds – try it out!

The American Solar Energy Society (and Solar Today magazine)

Public Citizen’s Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program