Energy Unwasted at Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Policy Forum

Publish Date: 7/13/2016

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July 13, 2016

 Wendy Melis
Marketing Director
1-800-GO-SWANA (467-9262)


Energy Unwasted at Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Policy Forum
SWANA Active in Conversation about Renewable-Energy from Waste

Silver Spring, MD – On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, SWANA’s (Solid Waste Association of North America) Deputy Executive Director Sara Bixby, SC, participated with industry thought leaders at the 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Forum on Capitol Hill.

Subject matter experts gathered before a packed room of hill staffers and key leaders from the policy community at-large for a variety of panel discussions on renewable energy. Bixby’s comments focused on the U.S. EPA’s proposed food waste diversion goals for 2030 and implications for renewable energy from current and future waste management efforts.

“SWANA is part of the national conversation on renewable energy. It’s fun to say that because it means we’re continuing to work toward our goal of more sustainable uses of resources,” Bixby said. “SWANA members have a role to play and by participating in this Policy Forum we help others see that, too.”

Panelists included representatives from the American Biogas Council’s Executive Director Patrick Serfass; the National Waste & Recycling Association’s (NWRA) Vice President, Government Affairs & Chapter Operations Kevin Kraushaar, Esq.; and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas’ Director of Public and Government Affairs Marcus Gillette. 

“It’s a priority for SWANA and the solid waste Industry to be an active part of the growth and evolution of renewable energy,” she said. “SWANA looks forward to future opportunities to collaborate on these important topics.”

For more information on SWANA, visit www.SWANA.org.


About SWANA:

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,500 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses. For more information, visit www.SWANA.org .