Ramel to discuss economic opportunities for clean energy on Dec. 4

Alex Ramel, policy and energy director for Sustainable Connections, will speak about economic opportunities in clean energy development as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 in Communications Facility Room 120 on Western’s campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

In the talk, titled “Aligning economic development and clean energy sector growth,” Ramel will share success stories that show opportunities for clean energy development and refute the idea that environmental protection and economic success are not compatible, according to a press release.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.

Ramel got a degree in environmental policy and planning from Huxley College in 2005. In addition to working with Sustainable Connections, a local nonprofit that focuses on creating an economy of sustainable practices, he serves on the board of the Whatcom County Conservation Voters and on the Whatcom Community College/Bellingham Technical College worker retraining advisory committee.

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