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Clean energy innovators share their inspiring stories of success

By Mitch Lies
The Capital Press

Rural Northwest innovators who are harvesting a full range of clean energy resources, from energy efficiency to renewable power and biofuels, were recognized at the 2013 Harvesting Clean Energy conference in Corvallis, OR.

Clean energy innovators share their inspiring stories of success

L-R: Tracey Liskey (panel moderator),Steve Ballard (ID), Jock Gibson (OR), Becky Camp (WA), Steve Camp (WA), Chuck Roady (MT), Clark Gilman (HCE)

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- For Jock Gibson of Lochmead Dairy in Junction City, Ore., it was hearing about the industry's carbon footprint that caused him to seek ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For Steve and Becky Camp of Lacrosse, Wash., "It finally got down to the financial end of things," Steve Camp said.

For Chuck Roady of F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. in Columbia Falls, Mont., "It was the right thing to do."

And for Steve Ballard of Ballard Family Dairy in Gooding, Idaho, "It was done for economic reasons to control our cost of production."

In all cases, the four Harvesting Clean Energy Ag-Forestry Innovator of the Year award winners say they have met their goals.

The four spoke during a panel discussion Jan. 28 at the Harvesting Clean Energy 2013 Conference in Corvallis.

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