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Science Policy Director of Fresh Energy to Speak in Duluth

Photo of President Obama greeting Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton. Photo Credit: Fresh Energy

President Obama greeting Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton.

On Tuesday, November 17, J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director of Fresh Energy, will deliver an update on Minnesota's climate change action at the U.S. Environmental Agency's Mid-Continent Ecology Division Laboratory in Duluth, 6201 Congdon Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hamilton will detail the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. According to Hamilton, "This national standard builds on Minnesota's clean energy progress by ensuring we continue to grow clean energy jobs while protecting water and the health of our kids." In large part, her talk will focus on how Midwest leadership will be featured at the upcoming International Climate Conference in Paris in late December.

"We're honored to have Ms. Hamilton join us in Duluth," said Hilarie Sorensen, Minnesota Sea Grant climate change extension educator. "Fresh Energy is gaining international attention for its progress in developing market-based energy policies for Minnesotans."

As the non-profit's science policy director, Hamilton's responsibilities include scientific analysis, policy development, and advocacy of clean energy solutions to climate change that will maximize economic opportunities for the Midwest. She works on climate policy at both the state and federal levels and recently met with President Obama at the White House to share her expertise.

This event is hosted by the Twin Ports Climate Coalition, a volunteer organization created to foster collaboration among professionals interested in regional climate challenges. Minnesota Sea Grant, a co-sponsor of the event and Coalition participant, will provide a light lunch for attendees from Duluth Grill.

For more information, contact Julie McDonnell, coastal program specialist with Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: 218.834.1443; julie.mcdonnell@state.mn.us.

Details:

When:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
6201 Congdon Boulevard
Duluth, MN 55804

Posted on November 13, 2015


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