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.
After you get your friends to join the site, and send your letters off to Congress....I hope you will work to join the "100CLUB"... for members that have faxed in 100 or more signed pledges.
PLEDGES are the vehicle that can drive our numbers, we need to use them! It is a very easy ask- Boone has done the hard work. All we need to do is hitch our wagon to his horse and plow to the finish. I have sent in 300+ so far. We have 48 friends, that I know of, who are working on the challenge. By the end of the week that will be 5,000 new supporters of this plan- 4 times the number that joined the plan online this week.... with just 49 people!
IMAGINE what we could do if everyone that said they would do
anything they could to get this done, joined the "100CLUB"
It comes down to.... DO WE HAVE THE FORTITUDE? I hope so. We aren't asking folks to take up arms. But this IS our revolution. And we have a very small window to get it done. Would like your help.
ARE YOU IN?
Welcome and THANK YOU for joining Pickens Plan. We need you.
The stars have aligned to create the possibility of a paradigm shift that is and has been urgently needed. We have an angry citizenry due to pain at the pump, a presidential election on the horizon, and a man with a plan to dramatically and imminently reduce our dependance on foreign oil, who has the resources, contacts and connections, knowledge and "will" to get it done.
Please share this plan with your circle of friends, family and associates. Unrge them to JOIN. As you know, it is simply like signing a petition. With large numbers of supporters, we can put pressure to bear on Congress to incentivize alternative and renewable energies, and insure that our future president will be a leader that will push for domestic energy solutions. JFK once said. "in the next 10 years we will put a man on the moon". He got it done. We need that kind of leadership on energy.
Time is of the essence. If gas prices retreat the public will forget the pain, and our moment may be lost. How frightening to be looking back and apologizing to our children that we could not get this done when we had the chance.
For more information:
Check out Pickens "August Call to Action"- for a course of action!
Here is an informative video "Topeka, Kansas Town Hall Meeting": http://www.pickensplan.com/news/2008/08/04/video-of-the-topeka-town-hall
Here is Boone's appearrance on Larry King Live: ttp://www.pickensplan.com/news/2008/08/05/last-nights-larry-king-live-appearance/
Please friend me if you like. .
If you know someone in the press- get them to cover this.
If you know someone who blogs- get them to cover this.
If you can write to a Congressman/woman- get them to understand this.
If you know someone who is in the public eye- ask them to support this.
If you want to print downloadable flyers and put them in your car and/or business window- please do.