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variety of July 2008 events

From: Philo C.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 7:25 PM
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Wed July 2 - 7pm
Starbucks Coffee
2101 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Metro DuPont Circle North exit - red
Working on a manual for local climate and sustainability

Thurs July[masked]pm Tenley Metro -red line
Tenleytown Metro/Starbucks
4513 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
Chesapeake Watershed EcoTour Volunteer Meeting
1 hour bike ride, then pizza and discussion
The organizer produces an environmental conference in the fall.

Friday, July 11, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1334 Longworth House Office Building
Solar Progress -How Solar Energy Can Help Meet America?s Growing Energy Needs
The Optical Society (OSA) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing to learn how solar energy can play a far greater role in meeting energy needs here in the United States and abroad. Solar power is produced through two main technologies: photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight directly into electricity, and concentrating solar power (CSP), a utility-scale technology that can be combined with thermal storage to provide electricity even when the sun is not shining.
Doug Hall, Technology Director, Glass for Photovoltaic Program, Corning Inc.
Chuck Kutscher, Principal Engineer and Manager of the Thermal Systems Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Scott Clavenna, President & CEO, Greentech Media, Inc.
Fred Sissine, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service
Rhone Resch, President, Solar Energy Industries Association
Carol Werner, EESI and Alex Fong, Optronic Laboratories, Inc., Moderators
This briefing is free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to Angela Stark at [address removed] or 202.416.1443.

Fri July 11, 2008
9 am - 5:30 pm All day fee
The Center for Science in the Public Interest's
Ronald Reagan International Center 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro Federal Triangle - blue and orange
Metro Center - red and blue and orange
Join us at a daylong event that will forge an agenda for independent, regulatory science and protecting public sector scientists from political meddling and corporate influence.

Wednesday, July 16,[masked]:30 a.m. EDT
America's Energy Future
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062
For more information please contact Ben Askin at (202)[masked]
or by email at [address removed]

Wed July 16 National Summit on Energy Security
When: 9am to 8pm,
The Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Ave NE
(Across from the Dirksen Office Building)
Metro Union Station -red or Capitol South -blue & orange
expensive except for Congressional staff
This Summit will focus on Priorities for the Next President on Oil Dependence and Global Warming.
Confirmed speakers include Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Acorn Energy CEO John Moore, Tom Stricker of Toyota Motor, Christopher Flavin of Worldwatch, Bluewater Wind CEO Peter Mandlestam, E&ETV Host Monica Trauzzi, ClimateWire editor John Fialka, Eleanor Clift of Newsweek and representatives from General Motors, Tesla, Project Better Place, and many others. We will also have an electric car demo with vehicles from the MAGIC consortium, A123 Systems, and others. It should be a great show!
Please go to http://www.2020vision.... for general registration and the preliminary agenda.
For FREE registration for congressional staff, please send an email to [address removed].

Mon July 21
Event: Energy & Climate: It's All About The Systems
Free program; optional $10 buffet
When: Monday July 21st, 2008, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Where: The Doubletree Hotel
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Presenters: Jed Shilling, Hans Herren, Andrea Bassi, and Peter Schultz

August[masked] Arlington VA
Green Marketing Conference expensive
Interesting topics, for example:
Keynote Address
The Convenient Truth: Gaining a Competitive Advantage through Green Marketing

August 14-15, 2008
Washington, DC
Greeen Gov Conference 2008 expensive

News of Note:

US Rep. Inslee Introduces Renewable Energy Pricing Legislation - Feed-In
Tariff Bill Tackles Viability of Federal Pricing Head-On:
Renewable Energy World, by Jim Pierobon, June 27, 2008
[Note -- The German Feed-In Tariff law for renewable electric made
Germany the world leader in renewable electricity]
"Renewable Energy Jobs and Security Act" has three main tenets: a
guarantee to interconnect renewables to the grid with uniform
standards; a mandatory purchase requirement through long-term contracts
with fixed tariffs; and rate-recovery through a regional cost-sharing
and systems benefit charge. Inslee's legislation would require
utilities ? at the request of any new renewable energy facility owner ?
to enter into a 20-year fixed-rate power purchase agreement. Uniform
national "renewable energy payment" rates would be set by the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission at levels that would provide a 10%
internal rate of return on investment for available commercialized
technologies in regions constituting the top 30th percentile of
renewable energy resource potential in the U.S.


U.S. House of Representatives Passes Energy Relief Bill - H.R. 6052 Will
Aid Rural, Urban Transit Systems:
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
June 26, 2008
A bill to encourage energy conservation through the use of public
transportation and help transit agencies cope with increased ridership
and higher fuel costs won approval in the House of Representatives
today. H.R. 6052, the Saving Energy through Public Transportation Act
of 2008, passed the House by a vote of 322 to 98. To increase public
transportation use across the United States, H.R. 6052 authorizes $1.7
billion in funding over two years for transit agencies nationwide that
are temporarily reducing transit fares or expanding transit services to
meet the needs of the growing number of transit commuters..

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