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Fall Forum 2019

  • Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver 605 Barnes Street Vancouver, WA, 98661 United States (map)

Join Us September 13th For Our Oregon APEM 2019 Fall Forum!

The Cost of Carbon: How Big is Your Footprint?


Where:  Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver,

When:  September 13th, 2019 8:30am - 2:30pm

Address: 605 Barnes St., Vancouver, WA 98661

Topic: As Federal, State and local governments work to reduce carbon emissions through programs and legislation aimed at carbon reduction and passing more stringent building codes, the Association of Professional Energy Managers invites you to attend our fall forum where we will examine current and potential future legislation in both Oregon and Washington and learn more about the possible impacts and opportunities for utilities and commercial businesses. In addition, we will explore strategies businesses can employ to reduce carbon emissions within their organization. After attending the fall forum, you will have gained insights to better understand carbon reduction initiatives in our region, your carbon footprint,and the long term affect it could have on our region and your business.

Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Washington and Oregon state carbon reduction policy developments

  • Available resources and funding for carbon reduction measures and initiatives

  • Potential impacts and opportunities of de-carbonization to be aware of


Morning Key Note

Responding to Climate Change

  • Gregory Dotson, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oregon’s Energy Law and Policy Project

Morning Presentations and Panel Discussion

Washington Carbon Legislation

  • Matt Babbitts, Energy Services Project Manager, Clark Public Utilities

  • Tom Haymaker, Energy Panning and Operations Manager, Clark Public Utilities

Oregon Carbon Legislation, Opportunities and Impacts

  • Nancy Hamilton, Principal, Oregon Businesses for Climate

Opportunities for Carbon Reduction for Commercial Businesses

  • Kyle Diesner, Climate Action Program Coordinator, City of Portland

Afternoon Presentations and Panel Discussion

Electric Vehicle Fleets

  • Kelly Yearick, Program Manager, Forth

Energy Efficiency Programs

  • Peter West, Director of Energy Efficiency and RE, Energy Trust of Oregon

Clean Energy Fund: Future of funding streams?

  • Sam Baraso, Program Manager, Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund at City of Portland


Members $50, non-members $90, $350 for vendors, $25 student member, with current student ID, $45 non-member student, with current student ID.

CEU’s will be available.

Earlier Event: August 22
Summer Social 2019
Later Event: December 6
Winter Forum 2019