Information on Past Conferences:
Southeast Adaptation Planning Workshop
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water, Office of Air and Radiation, and EPA Region 4 hosted the Southeast Adaptation Planning Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 2nd and 3rd, 2010. The goal of the workshop was to explore how stakeholders from across the Southeast can work together to adapt to climate change now and into the future.
- Climate Change Impacts in the U.S. Southeast - Joel Smith, Stratus Consulting
- Challenges and Options for Adaptation Planning in the U.S. Southeast - Colleen Donovan, Stratus Consulting
- Federal Adaptation Activity and Challenges - Jeff Peterson, Council on Environmental Quality
- Regional Adaptation Example - Carol Collier, Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission
- State Adaptation Example - Zoë Johnson, Office for a Sustainable Future, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Local Adaptation Example - Mikaela Engert, City of Keene, New Hampshire
- State Adaptation Presentation - Jim Murley, Chair, Florida Energy and Climate Commission
- Local Adaptation Presentation - Scott Shuford, Planning and Development Director, Onslow County, NC
For further information, please contact Ken Mitchell at EPA Region 4 (404-562-9065).
October 11-12, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 office in Atlanta, GA, convened a conference in Atlanta in October 2009 to provide information for county and municipal governments and school districts on using waste grease to produce cost-competitive biodiesel for use in their diesel fleets and equipment. This workshop will also assist teachers in developing curricula to instruct students on this “green job” technology, including the benefits of biofuels, and the safe production of biodiesel. EPA Region 4 developed a new Biodiesel Primer as a starting point for municipalities, high schools, and others who are interested in providing green job training, improving children’s health and reducing air pollution.
- Biodiesel Process Overview (PDF, 33 pp., 1.6 MB) - Dan Geller/University of Georgia
- Case Study: Hoover, Alabama (PDF, 22 pp., 0.9 MB) – Mark Bentley/Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
- Developing a Biofuels School Curriculum (PDF, 17 pp., 0.6 MB) – Erin Gowron/Heritage High School
- Safety Considerations (PDF, 34 pp., 0.2 MB) – Jason Allen/Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office
- Environmental Benefits of Biodiesel (PDF, 8 pp., 1.3 MB) – Ken Mitchell/EPA Region 4
- Developing a Successful Community Grease Recycling Program (PDF, 22 pp., 0.9 MB) – John Christmas/Biofuels Racing Alliance
- Biodiesel Program Costs and Savings (PDF, 18 pp., 0.3 MB) – Dan Geller/University of Georgia
- Regulatory Requirements (PDF, 20 pp., 0.1 MB) – Karrie-Jo Shell/EPA Region 4
- Regulatory Requirements (PDF, 86 pp., 2.0 MB) – Teresa Shiflett/Georgia EPD Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
- Biofuels Myths and Challenges (PDF, 13 pp., 2.7 MB) – R.J. Inman/St. Johns County, Florida, Biofuels Department
- Biofuels Myths and Challenges (PDF, 13 pp., 0.4 MB) – Rod Trump/York Technical Institute
- Renewable Energy: Funding Options (PDF, 21 pp., 0.4 MB) – Parsons, EPA
For more information on the Biodiesel Workshop, please contact Ken Mitchell.
Clean and Sustainable Energy
December 11-12, 2007
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 office in Atlanta, GA, convened a conference in Atlanta in December 2007 to explore clean sustainable energy efforts in the Southeastern United States. The primary goal of the meeting was to initiate a dialog among key stakeholders in the environmental and energy arenas that to help promote clean, affordable, and sustainable energy options across EPA Region 4 over time. Example areas of discussion included the strategies to facilitate growth of clean and sustainable energy sources from laboratory scale to commercial scale and the mitigation of obstacles confronting the growth of existing clean sustainable energy sources (e.g., regulatory and economic barriers). Additional information and downloadable presentations are available at 2007 Clean and Sustainable Energy Conference website. A copy of the conference meeting minutes is available here. The EPA Region 4 Biofuels Conference website is available here.
For information about the contents of this page please contact Ken Mitchell