The Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE), with support from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) and the Alliance for Renewable Energy (ARE) are pleased to invite you to join us for a discussion on:
Effective Renewable Energy Policies: Stimulating Job Creation, Long Term Investments, and Improving Energy Security
Featuring discussions on Feed in Tariffs, Net Metering, Rebates, and Gainesville, FL., the first municipality in the United States to introduce a Feed in Tariff policy.
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
12-7 pm in Tallahassee
101 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
The focus of the conference is the deployment of renewable energy in Florida resulting in jobs and energy security. Experts from around the world and participants from various stakeholder organizations will discuss policies to stimulate vast investment in renewable energy to increase energy security and job creation in Florida. Building on Governor Crist’s vision of 20% renewables by 2020, this event will provide first hand experiences from Florida, other states and European countries on what policies are most effective in achieving renewable targets.
Solar on every rooftop!
Panels will include:
· ‘Lessons from Europe and US States’ – Deployment of successful renewable policies.
· Costs vs. Benefits – The potential opportunity if policies are right.
· What energy policies will drive the market and bring jobs to Florida?
· Florida based implementation.
· Legislative Roundtable.
· Explore green jobs and long term investments.
· Discuss Renewable Energy Payments, also known as Feed in Tariffs, regarding their significant potential to address climate change, create new jobs and support the renewable energy industry
· Further develop policies that have driven the clean technology markets.
· Update on the Renewable Portfolio Standard rules from the PSC.
· Strengthen and Support legislative initiatives in Florida.
· Explore various levels of initiatives adopted by utilities.
· Build coalitions and network.
· The Gainesville Solar Feed in Tariff.
Who will attend: State legislators, environmental and energy advocates, renewable energy industry representatives,local and state utilities, local government officials interested in green job economic development, nonprofits and foundations committed to a renewable energy future.
Speakers will include: leading environmental organizations, Florida State legislators, investors, renewable energy industry organizations and leading energy companies.
· Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
· Florida State Representative Keith Fitzgerald
· Paul Gipe, Alliance for Renewable Energy
· Toby Couture, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
· Dr. Murray Cameron, Phoenix Solar
· Jerry Karnas, Environmental Defense Fund
· Barry Moline, Florida Municipal Electric Association
· Ed Regan, Gainesville Regional Utilities
· Christy Herig, Solar Electric Power Association
· Jerome Guillet, Head of Energy, Dexia
Today is the day, for all who believe in their hearts that we can do this, to get 10 signed pledges! Will you print off 10 pledges, get them signed and fax them back? The clock is ticking and it is time for us to ramp it up. Tap into that moment when you first saw this and thought, "WOW, this could really happen", go out of your comfort zone a bit and get it done. We have less than 80 days until inauguration day- to create our own destiny. We have incredible momentum - WILL YOU PLEASE GET 10 over the weekend?!
Will you pass this on to your friends AND participate, please
There is now a brand new group just for the Tampa Bay area. Please join and let's see what an impact we can make. I think it would be great if we can organize some sort of meet up and work together. If you agree here is the group to join and get things started! Get in on the ground floor and be a difference-maker.
Please CONGRATULATE Rhonda Brown on being invited to the 100CLUB today! She has faxed in more than 136 signatures, and going for more. Her daughter is also in the pledge push challenge and will have 100 before election day. These ladies rock. Here is Rhonda's page address:
Go to the 100CLUB group page to see how she did it. It is very inspiring and motivational:
I have found that petitons are the best way to spread the word AND sign up supporters.
Here is HOW TO TURN THE PLEDGE INTO A PETITION!
I find it easiest to take one pledge, cut off Boone's lines under the pledge and add a sheet of lined paper under the pledge instead. I put NAME - ADDRESS - EMAIL across the top and fill in the first line to set the format. Most are more willing to sign where others have already done so, rather than the single pledge at a time approach. Everyone understands a petition.
I ask if they would "sign this petition in support of T, Boone Pickens energy plan to get us off of foreign oil?" Hand them the clipboard so they can read it. I do not require the signers to give me their email if they are reticent - don't let that be a deal breaker - some just do not want to give it.
Check out the 100CLUB group page to see how others have accomplished the task. (it is the first goup on my page) When you send/fax in 100, let me know, we will gladlyinvite you to be a member of the 100CLUB. Your leadership on this will inspire thousands!
There are over 150 people in the pledge challenge that I know of right now. Surely, there are many more that I am unaware of, as it is in many greetings. Those 150 willl bring 15,000 new members. If each brings just 5 friends, these 150 will be responsible for 75,000 new members.
This is the approach that works best for me - I tried many. Hopefully, this will encourage you to take the challenge, too. CAN YOU HELP?
When will we ever have a golden opportunity like this again?
Hi, Raegen, thanks for writing! I actually grew up in Milton/Pace. I just recently moved to Chipley from Tallahassee - lived there since going to FSU in 1990. I'm banking/mortgage brokering here and although we're in a slow time, like everyone else, it's not too bad. How about you?
With a little bit of effort from all of us, we can make the numbers really grow!
PLEASE DONWLOAD A FEW PLEDGES and get them signed.
We all want to get off of foreign oil. We all want the leadership to hear us and do this. As has been clearly demonstrated this week, they will only act when forced to by circumstances and a cry from the public. WE NEED TO MAKE OUR CRY INTOLERABLE. The only way to get this done in our very small window of opportunity is to BUILD THIS ARMY.
PLEASE, tap into that passion you had the very first time you saw this plan. Rmember the WOW! moment you had, when you thought.... THIS COULD REALLY HAPPEN. and let's JUST DO IT! THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THIS DONE.
DO WE HAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT IN US?? This is not taking up arms, but it is OUR REVOLUTION. We must fight for this. The good news is it is very easy if you just try.
Keep them with you, and remember to talk about it. It is time to engage. Please let me know you are in!