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Mining for Green Energy - Climate@Noon



Friday, October 11, 2019
12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. EDT


1313 Jamrich Hall, Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
United States

Presenters: David Nelson, City of Negaunee

Michigan Technological University and the City of Negaunee are collaborating on a pilot study to determine if abandoned mines can be profitably converted into utility-scale batteries, storing “green” energy for consumers on the electrical grid. Heffron and Nelson will talk about their work with MTU to explore ways to return abandoned mine shafts to productive industrial use, providing jobs and lowering energy costs, while also preserving or enhancing the historical fabric of their community.

All Northern Climate Network Climate@Noon Fall Seminar Series presentations are free and open to the public, and sponsored by Marquette’s Climate Adaptation Task Force.

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