Savannah, Ga. – The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) will be participating in Earth Day Savannah sponsored by the City of Savannah Water and Sewer Bureau. Anna Cayce Smit, Clean Energy Associate for SACE, will be leading a workshop on offshore wind energy opportunities in Georgia from 1:30-2:00 pm and will be available to answer questions at SACE’s booth.
“Southern Alliance for Clean Energy appreciates the opportunity to promote offshore wind through Earth Day Savannah,” said Smit. “Offshore wind energy represents a vast clean energy resource that, if developed responsibly, could significantly help in the fight against climate change. Family oriented events such as Earth Day Savannah serve as an excellent reminder that we are working to preserve our planet not only for ourselves but for future generations and that we should strive to make every day Earth Day.”
This event presents an opportunity to educate community members on offshore wind energy, which is not only clean and renewable but, unlike coal-fired power plants or nuclear reactors, does not consume water during energy production. Studies suggest Georgia may have up to 14,500 megawatts of developable offshore wind potential—enough to provide a third of the state’s electricity needs. For every 1,000 megawatts of wind energy, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that Georgia could annually save 1,628 million gallons of water and 3 million tons of carbon dioxide.
For more information on Earth Day Savannah 2012 visit www.earthdaysavannah.org.
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHAT: An Earth Day Festival to inform the public about environmental initiatives through workshops, educational booths, and activities for the kids.
WHERE: Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA, 31401 # # # Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. www.cleanenergy.org