ABERDEEN - Columbia-Pacific Resource Conservation and Economic Development District, in partnership with North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development, held a Coastal Bio-Energy Workshop on June 19. Participants, including several from Pacific County, discussed the potential utilization of coastal Washington woody biomass for clean energy, economic development, and climate change mitigation.

The workshop was held at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen and was attended by 65 participants. Keynote speakers included Lynn Kessler, 24th Legislative District, majority leader (D), Washington State House of Representatives, and Kevin Van De Wege, 24th Legislative District, Washington State House of Representatives.

Presentations were given by Dave Sjoding, Washington State University renewable energy specialist and Larry Mason, project coordinator, Rural Technology Initiative. Both presentations are available on the Columbia-Pacific RC&EDD Web site www.colpac.org (click on Main Menu then click on Projects).

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