Fall, 2023 webinar recordings are below! See you in the Spring, 2024.
ReNew New Jersey: Renewable Energies in the Garden State
In the fall, 2023 we continued our collaboration with the Marine Extension Program Seminar Series (MEPSS), to provide our ongoing webinar series this time focused on renewable energy. Renewable energy is derived from natural sources that are replaced faster than they are used (for example, sunlight, wind, water flows, and geothermal heat). Because most renewable energies produce less CO2 than nonrenewable energy sources, they are widely viewed as playing a role in mitigating climate change. This webinar series outlines types of renewable energies being pursued throughout New Jersey.
September 18, 2023: Overview of Energy Use in NJ and Renewable Energy’s Role in Meeting NJ’s Carbon Reduction Goals. New Jersey may be a small state, but it uses a lot of energy. Join Dave Specca, Assistant Director of the Rutgers EcoComplex, as he provides a summary of overall energy use, and the amount of clean energy currently produced in the Garden State. A discussion of the future mix of renewable energy production in New Jersey, and the role it will play in meeting the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, will be covered. The need to utilize renewable energy technologies that conserve our valuable land will also be discussed.
September 25, 2023: Residential Rooftop Solar for a Greener Garden State. Dr. Dunbar Birnie, Rutgers University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will shed light on the technical, financial, and policy aspects of adding solar to your house in New Jersey. Is it a scam? What are your options? How should you move forward with new solar? Your big solar questions will be answered.
October 23, 2023: What’s Happening with Offshore Wind Off New Jersey? Join Dr. Douglas Zemeckis, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and Dr. Josh Kohut, Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, as they offer an overview of offshore wind energy development off the coast of New Jersey, including information about individual windfarms in different locations off our coast. A summary of the related research, education, and workforce development initiatives at Rutgers University will be provided.
October 30, 2023: Bioenergy/Biofuels as a Renewable Energy Source in New Jersey. Dr. Serpil Guran, Director of the Rutgers EcoComplex, will discuss renewable energy resources such as solar, wind and offshore wind play an important role in mitigating climate change. Biomass also has long been considered as a renewable energy source. However, attention needs to be paid on which biomass resources may provide New Jersey needed carbon reduction and climate change mitigation benefits. Dr Gura will cover available biomass types and suitable technologies to convert them into renewable energy and achieve circular carbon economy in New Jersey.
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