ACUA’s Rick Dovey to Give Presentation on Renewable Energy in Northfield Feb. 9

For Immediate Release

Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Rick Dovey, president of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), will give a presentation titled: “Renewable Energy: A Sustainable Future,” on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Leinweber Senior Center, 235 Dolphin Ave., Northfield, N.J.

Dovey, a strong proponent of renewable energy for many years, will discuss the ACUA’s commitment to green projects, such as a 500-kilowatt solar project, a landfill gas-to-electricity project, South Jersey’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) station and, most notably, the operation of New Jersey’s first wind farm at the ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility in Atlantic City. These projects and other initiatives help to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, which are contributing to air pollution and global warming.

Find out how to positively affect the environment in everyday life at this free, public presentation. It is sponsored by the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, which operates the nutrition program at the senior center, and presented by the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA), which is partially funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act through a grant by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.

Throughout his career, Dovey has held leadership roles at numerous environmental and community organizations. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Cape Atlantic Conservation District Board of Supervisors; chairman of the Sustainable Jersey Board of Trustees and chair of the Egg Harbor City Industrial Commission.

Under his leadership, ACUA wastewater and solid waste operations have been nationally recognized for excellence in innovation, efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Dovey graduated from Stockton’s inaugural class in 1975 and currently serves as chair of the University Foundation.