1. Southeast Conference discusses the SEIRP


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    Southeast Conference discusses the Southeast Integrated Resource plan with opening remarks, presentation by the consultant Black and Veatch and a panel discussion March 13, 2012.

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    • What You Need to Know About Wind Energy, Waterbury, Vermont August 24, 2011


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      Hosted by Energize Vermont, speakers Annette Smith of Vermonters for a Clean Environment and Benjamin Luce, Ph.D. professor of sustainability at Lyndon State College present facts and information about wind energy development on Vermont's mountains, and an analysis of renewable energy source potential for Vermont.

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      • Electric Transmission 301


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        More information at: http://www.eesi.org/061014transmission301 WIRES and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing about the key challenges and opportunities facing electric transmission infrastructure development. Charles Berardesco Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corp. Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Charles-Berardesco-061014.pdf Harry Vidas Vice President, ICF International Energy Advisory & Solutions Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Harry-Vidas-061014.pdf Anne George Vice President of External Affairs, ISO-New England; former Connecticut DPUC Commissioner Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Anne-George-061014.pdf Steven Burtch Senior Vice President of Business Development, AltaLink Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Steven-Burtch-061014.pdf Cary Kottler General Counsel, Clean Line Energy Partners Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/Cary-Kottler-061014.pdf James Hoecker Moderator; Husch Blackwell LLP, WIRES Counsel and former Chairman of FERC Download Slides: http://www.eesi.org/files/James-Hoecker-061014.pdf In light of Super Storm Sandy, the attack on the Metcalf Substation in California, and growing cyber threats to the grid, transmission owners, planners, and operators are devising new approaches to ensure high levels of reliability and grid security. Second, the magnitude of the current need to ensure efficient power markets and access to diverse energy resources makes development of robust transmission infrastructure a national priority. The shale gas revolution provides an additional reason to strategically plan the expansion and modernization of the grid while addressing pipeline constraints and access to renewable resources. Finally, these developments are being dealt with in a more competitive bulk power environment, including competition to own, build, and construct important new transmission facilities. New entities and joint ventures are emerging to augment the historical role of incumbent load-serving entities with respect to strengthening the grid regionally and inter-regionally. This program followed our "Transmission 201" in March and was held in conjunction with the forthcoming briefing by EESI and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) on June 18. WIRES is a national non-profit association of investor-, cooperatively-, and publicly-owned companies that promote investment in the high-voltage electric transmission system, to ensure reliable, reasonably priced electricity, access to diverse resources, and competitive markets (www.wiresgroup.com).

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        • Electric Transmission 201: The High - Voltage Grid: Its Operations, Challenges, and Benefits


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          Learn more and download slides at: http://www.eesi.org/032614transmission The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and WIRES held a briefing on the modernization of the nation's critical network of high-voltage transmission. Speakers for this forum were: Laura Manz, Executive Consultant, Smart Wire Grid Download Laura Manz's slides http://files.eesi.org/LauraManz032614... Judy Chang, Principal, The Brattle Group Download Judy Chang's slides http://files.eesi.org/JudyChang032614... Jeff Dennis, Director of Policy Development at the Office of Energy Policy & Innovation, FERC Download Jeff Dennis's slides http://files.eesi.org/JeffDennis03261... Kevin Reeves, Managing Director Energy Trading & Marketing, American Electric Power Download Kevin Reeves's slides http://files.eesi.org/KevinReeves0326... Jack Halpern, Power Sector Leader for Environmental Services, Stantec Download Jack Halpern's slides http://files.eesi.org/JackHalpern0326... Dan Belin, Director of Electric Transmission, Ecology & Environment Inc. Download Dan Belin's slides http://files.eesi.org/DanielBelin0326... Moderator: James Hoecker, former FERC Chairman; WIRES Counsel, Husch Blackwell LLP Download James Hoecker's slides http://files.eesi.org/JimHoecker03261... Designed and built well before the digital age to serve more localized customer loads, the "grid" is struggling to support active and increasingly competitive wholesale power markets that now operate regionally. It is often congested or inadequate to deliver domestic energy resources that are not close to customers. Its aging facilities have acknowledged weather and cyber vulnerabilities. Moreover, the planning and regulation of this fundamental infrastructure is complex, often uncoordinated, and slow to produce results. However, despite the combined effects of the recession and greater energy efficiency, the grid will be called upon to serve 30 percent more electrical demand over the next two decades. Modern transmission is the fundamental enabler of competition, new technologies, and our high standard of living. Upgrading and expanding the system is a priority. Transmission 201 provided a basic understanding of how the high-voltage system works and then moved to key issues affecting the grid: economic regulation; actual siting and permitting of the facilities; the regional markets that transmission supports; and the range of diverse economic, environmental, and operational benefits that transmission provides to the whole electric system and electricity consumers.

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          • Update from Fukushima with Tetsunari Iida


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            OSEA and York University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative's recent webinar/live presentation with Tetsunari Iida, Director of Japan's Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy.

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            • Sweetheart Lake Hydro Project public scoping meeting


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              Juneau Hydropower Inc. holds its first public scoping meeting September 7, 2011 regarding the development of a "lake tap" hydroelectric project at Sweetheart Lake, adjacent to the existing Juneau Alaska electrical grid.

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              • Green Bank Action Briefing on Capitol Hill


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                A Green Bank action briefing on Capitol Hill, hosted by the Carrots and Sticks Project.

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                • Residential Solar: Is the Market Ready to Explode? - MIT Club of Northern California


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                  The residential rooftop solar market is growing rapidly in California without state incentives. Across the country solar is becoming more cost competitive with the grid, spurring a boom in deployment. Yet costs in the US - see chart below - remain dramatically higher than elsewhere (residential rooftop solar prices in Germany are half of those in the U.S. and the DOE’s SunShot goals are even more aggressive) and higher than they need to be to achieve truly broad acceptance. Please join us on September 26th to hear from the CEOs and advocates who enable this revolution as they discuss the next steps in bringing solar to every roof. Tom Werner – CEO, SunPower, Paul Nahi – CEO, Enphase, Andrew Birch – CEO, Sungevity, Nicholas Lazares - Chairman & CEO, Admirals Bank, Susannah Churchill – CA Policy Advocate, Vote Solar, Moderator: Barry Cinnamon – Former CEO, Akeena/Westinghouse Solar

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                  • Peak Oil, Economic Collapse are a Fraud


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                    http://www.movementforfuture.com/ Are there really limited solutions that require sacrifice, to solve the economic crisis, or are the solutions in plain sight? Everything made from toxic petroleum can be made from non-toxic hemp that is good for the earth. One natural plant provides biodegradable fuel/plastic/fiber/concrete, the most nutritional food on the planet, and even non addictive medicine that cures many diseases modern science knows little about, including most cancers. http://www.movementforfuture.com/hemp/ This is a simple documentary I made because peak oil believers seemed to be living under a rock, so I made effort to get people on the right track, on a variety of topics, including, Asteroid Mining, Cannabis Hemp, Energy, Organic Gardening, Spacecraft Propulsion, Sustainability, UFO's. An umbrella corporation is a corporation that has many smaller companies under its umbrella. The Catholic Church not only helped nazi War Criminals Escape but they helped them establish new lives in foreign countries. Did world wars, revolutions and big events of human history happen naturally or were they calculated and pre-planned? During the Dark Ages, the Catholic Church hoarded wealth they collected from the poor and hoarded knowledge. Rudolf Diesel who made the diesel engine to run on hemp fuel was found swimming with the fishes! Wide use of Diesel's engine would have made petroleum-based fuel obsolete. The idea was destroyed by marijuana prohibition after Diesel's death. The cost of living is being kept artificially high by maintaining cannabis prohibition. Cannabis (Hemp) is the most superior resource on earth that can make over 50,000 products, hemp plastic is stronger than steel, hemp uses less water, no herbicides, no pesticides, no chemicals and harvests up a lot more than corn ethanol. Some corn ethanol plants grow enough energy to provide electricity for electric generating plants near by and hemp harvests more! Hemp strains with THC harvest more compared to strains with low THC. Some hemp strains mature in 60-90 days. Ethanol, methanol, methane gas, and gasoline can be derived from biomass made from hemp. Hemp can produce 10 tons of biomass per acre every four months. Biomass has a heating value of 5000-8000 BTU/lb. The hemp plant is one of the only plants that can be harvested year-around Below is some Math to prove America can produce ALL its energy at home and it wouldn't take very long. hemp can harvest more than 1800 gallons of hemp ethanol per acre, but for this math lets say 1800=42 barrels (42 gallons in a barrel) 1 barrel of ethanol=1 barrel of oil half of the arable land in USA 235 million acres 235,000,000 x 42 = 9,870,000,000 barrels USA consumes ~ 7,008,900,000 barrels of oil every year Anyone who does not think there is enough land to grow hemp for fuel and still grow food crops need to take a serious look at all the waste land that can be converted into arable land. Search "6 ways mushrooms can save the world" Hemp would also be a great resource to convert land into arable land good for growing food crops. All newer vehicles can easily be modified to use 85% ethanol. Wood pellets are now very common, however hemp pellets for stoves and boilers are a much better solution. We can grow hemp locally in virtually any location, and process the hemp locally into fuel pellets. http://www.movementforfuture.com/hemp/ We need repeal of an unconstitutional laws. The prohibition against marijuana was unconstitutional from its inception. In 2003, Rick Simpson discovered his Cancer Cure High THC Hemp Oil. In 2007, the World Health Organization reported worldwide Cancer caused 21,643 deaths per day (7.9 Million Deaths per year) http://www.phoenixtears.ca/ Debt is Fraud, why would anyone want to pay a Fraud when it is illegal to begin with? Loans must have lawful consideration (actually having the value of the loans in physical value.) The governments sure did manipulate language trying to trick blood and flesh human souls to agree they are an artificial corporation which is why YOUR NAME is spelled on government issued ID in ALL CAPS because that signifies corporation. Nanotechnology is toxic and should be avoided and only used when absolutely necessary (applications in space) I also apologize for showing some books I wish I didnt like Michael Ruppert and the book Mining the Sky, I had no idea. Any mistakes I will own up to and explain so we the people can get to the truth of the matter. Some information I simply Don't know, I cant prove wrong, can't prove right: example: predator/reptilians. http://news.movementforfuture.com/2013/07/michael-ruppert-collapse-disinformation-exposed/ http://blog.mylesohowe.com/2011/09/transhumanist-agenda-promoted-by-john-lewis-planetary-science-professor/ I made this without my own computer. I do not promote violence I show what is, so people can come to their own conclusions.

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                    • View from the Top - Renewable Energy - MIT Club of Northern California


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                      Renewable Energy: Paper Tiger or Green Giant? Energy and the environment are on everyone’s minds these days, especially the potential for transitioning to renewable energy sources. But, what is the scope of the problem and the prospects and pitfalls that a transition as massive as this faces? This event will highlight the contrasting viewpoints of an energy consultant, a venture capitalist and an energy company CEO on this topic. Join us for this unique program sponsored by the MIT Alumni Association in conjunction with the MIT Club of Northern California. Be prepared for a full evening of food, drink, and the best sustenance of all, the intellectual camaraderie of your peers-some of the finest problem solvers in the world. Panelists: Thomas Burns '62, Director of Strategic Planning, Strategic Energy and Economic Research, Inc. Barry Cinnamon '80, CEO, Akeena Solar Ray Rothrock SM '78, Managing General Partner, Venrock Associates Moderator: Douglas Spreng '65 Host: Harbo Jensen PhD '74, Vice President, Chevron Texaco Global Technical Services

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