Expo to highlight future of renewable energy

October 31, 2013 by  

The 1st annual Winnebago County Renewable Energy Expo is taking place in just over a week, and is hosted by the Illinois Renewable Energy Association.

The event will feature keynote speeches and seminars on renewable energy practices. Topics expected to be covered include talks on the current and future roles of renewable energy by Doug Scott of the Illinois Commerce Commission, and clean energy sources specific to the Midwest by keynote speaker Howard A. Learner from the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

An important part of the day’s events is the awarding of the Renewable Energy Recognition Award. This year, 36 organizations will be honored at an awards luncheon; those in Winnebago and Boone Counties were eligible for nomination. Each winner is awarded a framed certificate. Winners, who were announced on October 17, are given space at the expo to showcase their businesses.

Exhibit space is also available to other local organizations and businesses for $250. Those who do not wish to exhibit or own and operate non environment-related companies can also sponsor the event from $500 – $2,000.

It is very likely that the printed certificates all winners receive were provided by local print companies. They also may have provided flyers to advertise the event in surrounding communities, such as Loves Park.

The expo is being held at the Klehm Arboretum on November 8 from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm. Tickets, which include lunch, are $20 each; attendance is limited to 200. To find out more about the event, call 815-732-7332.