Consortium for Renewable Energy in the West 2011


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    Consortium for Renewable Energy in the West 2011

    Click here to read a summary of the 2011 CREW meeting held in Seattle, WA in June 2011.

    What was CREW?
    The purpose of this multi-state/territories CONSORTIUM FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE WEST (CREW) was to serve as a catalyst in the West for:

    • multi-state
    • multi-disciplinary
    • multi-function collaboration

    Members identified and collaborated on projects including research, Extension, education, policy development, and other ventures; and worked to partner with government agencies and non-governmental organizations to identify and jointly act upon opportunities that meet the goals outlined in this charter.

    To address unique challenges and opportunities in the West CREW would:

    • Advance research and use of renewable and alternative energy resources
    • Promote energy conservation and efficiency
    • Help the Nation achieve energy independence by identifying, developing and evaluating a variety energy options
    • Enhance the quality of life in the Western Region by creating energy related jobs and economic opportunities

    Who Attended
    Extension, faculty and researchers with expertise in these areas: wind energy; energy efficiency and conservation including weatherization; and socio-economic factors of energy workforce development.