Please take a look at this press release for the upcoming Energy Lunch topic Tues, Dec 17.  This educational series is an excellent resource.  We continue to bring national experts in leading edge topics you won’t hear elsewhere without journeying to major academic and trade conferences.
The information we are learning from several speakers about the potential of utilizing ammonia as a storage medium in order to balance out the temporal cycles of renewable energy is eye-opening and inspiring.  If you are in Western Washington and interested in energy topics you won’t hear elsewhere, please join us for this free event.
Boston Expert Speaks at Energy Lunch Program on
“Local Energy in 2025: Electricity and ‘The Other Hydrogen’”
Port TownsendWash.Stephen Crolius, head of the Clean Tech practice at Alliance Consulting Group in Boston, is the presenter at this month’sJefferson County Energy Lunch Program on Tuesday, Dec, 17, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., the brown-bag lunch talk is free and open to the public.
Crolius recently returned to Alliance after six years with the Clinton Climate Initiative, where he led a program that focused on reducing the carbon-intensity of transportation fuels and propulsion systems.
His talk will address how Jefferson County can move away from fossil fuels to local energy, and what that energy mix might look like in 2025.
Crolius posits that electricity and anhydrous ammonia will be primary local energy forms in the near future. He has advocated for anhydrous ammonia on the global stage for many years, describing this energy form as “the other hydrogen” because hydrogen-based ammonia has none of the major problems of storage, flammability or handling attached to pure hydrogen.
Anhydrous ammonia can provide alternative fuels for transportation and heating and be a means of storing excess electric power.
The monthly Energy Lunch programs, held every third Tuesday, are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect life and business in Jefferson County. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and arrive at noon to join an informal conversation with local energy professionals.

The programs are sponsored by Power Trip Energy Corp., Sunshine Propane, Alaska Power & Telephone Co., the Port of Port Townsend.