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Susan Elkins, Tennessee Tech University's vice president of Extended Programs announces the second annual Free Renewable Energy Workshop for Upper Cumberland students, citizens and businesses.

TTU, the City of Cookeville and the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service have partnered with the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council to organize a community-wide forum at the second annual TREEDC event on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 8:30 am until after lunch at the Millard Oakley STEM Center. MTAS management consultant Warren Nevad and TTU associate director of Extended Programs Dennis Tennant have developed a comprehensive renewable energy educational agenda for area clean energy stakeholders.

Clean energy topics to be explored include compressed natural gas, solar energy, solid wastes to clean energy and biomass gasification. Attendees will also hear from Pathway Lending regarding energy efficiency loan programs. The forum is free to the public and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Register at to ensure a seat. Seating is limited to 150 attendees.

TREEDC is a statewide grassroots organization of 80 cities and counties promoting the economic benefits of renewable energy for Tennessee communities. TREEDC was formed by the University of Tennessee President Emeritus  Joe Johnson in 2008. TTU is a 2012 founding member. Other founding members include the Tennessee Valley Authority, USDA Rural Development and the Tennessee Gas Association. For more information, go to