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Steve Metcalf is contacting northern Nevada and northwestern California registrants of the Pickens Plan to encourage you to join the Northern Nevada Energy Alternatives & Conservation Coalition (NNEACC) on the Pickens Plan website, http://push.pickensplan.com/group/northernnevadaalternativeenergyandconservationcons . The NNEACC is a new group, based in Reno, founded to educate and mobilize the public to encourage energy innovation, energy conservation and favorable public policy. We invite and encourage you to join!
The NNEACC endorses the Pickens Plan and salutes T. Boone Pickens for stepping forward to encourage the US government to take firm steps to wean the nation from its reliance on foreign oil to reduce global warming and in the interest of our economic welfare and national security. Wind and natural gas, the key focuses of the Pickens Plan, are important parts of the matrix of energy alternatives our nation needs to move toward.
The NNEACC respects your privacy. It will neither inundate you with email nor release your information to third parties. It will host monthly meetings with speakers across the full scope of energy alternatives, encourage committee participation to educate the public and mold public policy, and maintain a website to provide a knowledge base and intra-communication regarding energy conservation and emerging energy technologies.
There is much to be learned and much to be done. Working together will strengthen our voice and multiply the effectiveness of our efforts. Please join us at the link above and plan to attend the kick-off meeting on December 10 at UNR. See further details on the meeting and program at the bottom of this message.
NNEACC Planning Committee
Information About the First Meeting and Program
What: the first meeting of the Northern Nevada Energy Alternatives & Conservation Coalition (NNEACC) will include an organizational discussion of its objectives, immediate innitiatives and preliminary committee structure, and a presentation by the Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy followed by questions.
Where: the Mathewson IGT Knowledge Center, Room 107, on the University of Nevada Reno campus, Building 085 on the NNEACC map at http://push.pickensplan.com/group/northernnevadaalternativeenergyandconservationcons . Note the correct parking lot is 083.
When: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 6:00pm.
Who: Dr. Lisa Shevenell is a Hot Rocker. As a hydrogeologist and research scientist at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology in the UNR and director of the University's Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, she both stresses and studies the importance of America developing geothermal power and other renewable sources of energy. Dr. Shevenell will be discussing Nevada's geothermal potential: where it is located, its environmental impacts and benefits, and how that potential can be used directly as well as for producing clean, baseload, indigenous, renewable power for Nevada.
Transportation and parking: the NNEACC has special arrangements with UNR Parking Services. There will be signs posted at the indoor parking lot (083 on the NNEACC map) directing meeting attendees to the correct section for parking. Please DO NOT pay your parking at the garage as NNEACC has been asked to collect and pay the $3/car parking contribution directly to the UNR Parking Office. Remember, also, the free Sierra Spirit bus service available downtown that passes directly in front of the Mathewson Building, http://rtcwashoe.com/Schedules/map_files/map_SIERRASPIRIT.pdf . Meters in the open parking lot adjacent to the indoor lot are $1.50/hour, free after 8 PM.
Mrs. Grey and I are happy that you have joined this group and we hope that your involvement with this effort will be rewarding for you and your children. We have prepared a letter that encompasses the Pickens Plan so you can send it to your congressional delegation. It is easy to send you just click on the web site to your congressional delegation. You can easily find it by Goggling it.
Mrs. Grey and I had fun developing this plan and we shared this plan with Pickens' people and they sent back a "Great Idea!” I just want to share with you our opportunity to make a difference. A copy of the letter is at the top of this comment in form of doc document. Just click on it and see the letter.