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Electrify the Wood River Valley Panel Discussion

Electrify the Wood River Valley Panel Discussion In-Person

Save money, improve health and reduce emissions.

Looking for cost effective ways to move away from fossil fuels? Losing sleep over your carbon footprint, but don’t know how to lower it? Confused by new technology and available tax credits and rebates?

Join The Community Library and the Climate Action Coalition of the Wood River Valley for a panel discussion with early adopters and local experts to learn how you can take steps towards a cleaner, more efficient home and access the tax credits and rebates to make it affordable.  All are welcome! (Renters, home owners, builders, service providers, any and all!)


  • John Reuter: Owner Greenworks; green building consultant/solar installer
  • Elizabeth Jeffrey: Climate Action Coalition founder; electrification early adopter
  • Bill Harvey: Power plant engineer and electrification early adopter
  • Mitch Long: Retired emergency physician and electrification early adopter

The panel will be moderated by Scott Runkel: Sun Valley Community School Science Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator, and Climate Action Coalition member.

This event will be livestreamed, and a recording will be available to watch later. Click here to watch online.

Thursday, November 16, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
John A. and Carole O. Moran Lecture Hall
The Community Library
  Lectures & Conversations  
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Bill Harvey is an avid power plant engineer and a guest professor at the Iceland School of Energy. He relies on assets such as Canopy Climate and local Climate Action Coalition members as guides for the electrification strategy for his townhouse in Woodside.

Elizabeth Jeffrey is a local environmental advocate. She is a founder of the Climate Action Coalition and a co-leader of the County Circular Economy Task Force in addition to designing and updating her high efficiency, solar powered house in Hailey.

Mitch Long is a longtime environmental advocate and Executive Committee member of Idaho Sierra Club.  He recently renovated his house to convert it to an all-electric home that is more energy efficient.

John Reuter is a local green building consultant and solar installer. His consulting business, Greenworks, provides energy consulting on the majority of new local homes. His solar business, Bluebird Solar has installed 200 solar PV systems in the wood river valley.  He lives in Hailey in a net zero, 100% electric home that he designed.

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