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1 1 Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center (NWFREC) Port St. Joe, Florida A presentation for The Coastal Community Association by Peter Chanin, Biomass Gas & Electric

2 2 Truth and Facts: Biomass Renewable Energy Plants Are Safe The electricity produced will be carbon neutral All emissions are within governmental guidelines for a healthy living environment The plant provides for a sustainable environment

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5 5 Gulf County & Port St. Joe Benefits How will the new BG&E project benefit Gulf County & Port St. Joe? * Development of 1 st GREEN energy project within the area * * Decreasing Gulf County & Port St. Joe’s carbon footprint * * Clean, affordable electricity * * New Employment for city and county residents * * Represents a new $200,000,000+ asset in the city * * Further “green” development magnet for the area * * Carbon Sequestration – Closed loop carbon sink * * Sustainable Farming * * Additional Benefits From Taxes *

6 6 NWFREC Site Location Surrounding AreaImmediate Vicinity

7 7 McNeil Biomass Plant Burlington, VT  Burlington was named America’s healthiest city in 2008 by the CDC in Atlanta.

8 8 Florida DEP and Federal EPA “ The Florida DEP is the agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship. It is responsible for protecting our air, water, and land. Florida’s environmental priorities include restoring America’s Everglades, improving air quality, restoring and protecting the water quality in our springs, lakes, rivers and coastal waters, conserving environmentally-sensitive lands and providing citizens and visitors with recreational opportunities, now and in the future.” 1 “ The United States Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.” 2 1 Source: Florida DEP website 2 Source: US EPA website

9 9 Neighborhood Concerns As a resident of Gulf County & Port St. Joe YOU will NOT: SEE HEAR SMELL This energy facility

10 10 Biomass Gas & Electric Contact Info For additional information on BG&E go to (770)


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