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Low-Carbon Pathway

July 10, 2018

Wednesday, August 1
5-7PM | AIA Portland 
Free | 1 CEU


5:00pm – 5:30pm             Appetizers/ drinks courtesy of NW Natural

5:30pm- 6:30pm              Presentation/  Q/A

6:30pm- 7:00pm              Networking

NW Natural’s pipeline system – one of the newest, tightest in the country – can help achieve our regions carbon reduction goals affordably. NW Natural identified known technologies to develop and aggressive, but attainable, carbon savings goal. NW natural customers represent 8% of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions. Through voluntary action and collective engagement we can drive that number down further.

Learning Objectives:
1. Why is the direct use of natural gas so important?
2. What is the value of setting a carbon savings goal?
3. What is our goal?
4. What are the reduction areas to target?
5. What are the cost implications?
Mary Moerlins
Community Affairs and Environmental Programs Manager
Mary is the Community Affairs and Environmental Programs Manager at NW Natural where she works to continue raising the bar for sustainable and responsible, programs, operations and community support from championing Renewable natural gas to engaging the employee green team.  Prior to joining NW Natural Mary worked in environmental nonprofits in Atlanta, GA  focused on greenspace conservation, sustainability and environmental education.  Mary received a Masters of Public Administration from Georgia State University and Bachelors in Biological Sciences from Agnes Scott College
Bill Edmonds
Director of Environmental Management and Sustainable
Bill is the Director of Environmental Management & Sustainability at NW Natural. In his current position he oversees a team that takes up current environmental compliance challenges and manages customer programs that touch the environment. He’s recently taken on the challenge of helping the company develop new, innovative efforts to reduce overall greenhouse gases emissions. These efforts include connecting renewable natural gas produced from organic sources to the NW Natural system.Prior to working at NW Natural, Bill has been in the electric sector, worked as an environmental consultant and served as a staff member at the California Public Utilities Commission.Bill currently serves on the Board for the Community Cycling Center and PECI. He is a past board member of the Oregon Environmental Council, Earth Advantage and The Climate Trust.

Bill has a degree in Political Science from Williams College and a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley.