Sign-up for the EAES Trip to Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm, 11/3

Montclair State University's, College of Science and Mathematics, The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies (EAES ) is sponsoring a field trip to the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm and more, at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, Atlantic City, NJ, Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m. See: Registration, schedule, travel & directions. Note: there is no charge for the ACUA tours but you must sign up in order to participate. The field trip starts and ends at the ACUA gates.

Global warming and national energy security are two issues of major importance, with oil futures trading above $90 a barrel for the first time on October 25. Scientists at Princeton University have proposed a range of solutions to both problems, including wind, solar, biofuels, and geothermal renewable energy sources. The trip will focus on one of the state's few renewable energy installations at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA). ACUA maintains the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm -- the only large wind power facility in New Jersey -- and the second-largest solar power array in the state, as well as a landfill gas-to-electricity plant, biodiesel distribution, and a geothermal heating and cooling plant.

For more information:
Mark Chopping, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Earth & Environmental Studies
E-mail: choppingm@mail.montclair.edu
Tel: (973) 655-7384