President Obama Speaks on Climate Change

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT

President Obama announces the President’s Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University.

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Giffords Solar Summit

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:00:00 GMT

The office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will host a wide-ranging policy conference on the state and future of solar energy at the U.S. Capitol next week.

The Giffords Solar Summit will feature perspectives on the state of solar energy from federal and Arizona officials as well as a U.S. Marine Corps colonel and solar industry leaders and advocates, including Michael Bidwill, the president of the Arizona Cardinals and former chairman of the board for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Bidwill has developed and promoted tax and regulatory policies aimed at growing the solar industry in Arizona.

Speakers:
  • Pia Carusone – Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
  • Michael Bidwill – President, Arizona Cardinals
  • Thomas Doyle – President & CEO, NRG Solar
  • Tom Alston, Solar Outreach and Policy Coordinator, Congresswoman Giffords
  • Marc Spitzer – Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Kris Mayes – Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability Arizona State University
  • Ken Zweibel – Director, George Washington University Solar Institute
  • Dr. Gavi Begtrup, Policy Advisor, Congresswoman Giffords
  • Rhone Resch – President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Dr. Ramamoorthy Ramesh – U.S. Department of Energy, Program Manager Solar Energy Technologies Program
  • Col. Bob “Brutus” Charette – Director, Expeditiona
  • U.S. House of Representatives HVC 215 Capitol Visitor Center
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24 Hours of Reality

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

24 Hours of Reality will be broadcast live online from September 14 to 15, over 24 hours, representing 24 time zones and 13 languages.

The event begins in Mexico City at 7 pm local (8 pm EDT).

7 PM local, Saturday
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • French Polynesia
  • Kotzebue, AK, USA
  • Hawaii, USA

INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE

7 PM local, Sunday
  • Tonga
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Solomon Islands
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Beijing, China
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • New Delhi, India
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Durban, South Africa
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Husavik, Iceland
  • Cape Verde
  • Ilulissat, Greenland
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • New York City, NY, USA

Olympic winter athletes fight climate change

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:30:00 GMT

Please join Protect Our Winters for a special evening with Olympian Gretchen Bleiler, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, skier Chris Davenport and Aspen Skiing Company’s Auden Schendler.

They’ll discuss climate change, winter sports, and why athletes are an important part of the solution.

Honorary co-hosts Rep. Jared Polis (CO), Sen. Mark Udall (CO), and Sen. Michael Bennet (CO).

Deepwater Horizon, seafood, marine conservation legislation

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 14:00:00 GMT

The following legislation and nominations are scheduled for the Commerce Committee’s consideration:

  • S. 50, Commercial Seafood Consumer Protection Act
  • S. 179, Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection
  • S. 183, Deepwater Horizon Survivors’ Fairness Act
  • S. 911, Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act
  • S. 962, a bill to reauthorize the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Act to promote the protection of the resources of the Northwest Straits, and for other purposes
  • Nomination for Promotion in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps
  • Nominations for Promotion in the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee 253 Russell
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Nuclear and alternative fuels legislation

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:00:00 GMT

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on S. 512, the Nuclear Power 2021 Act; S. 937, the American Alternative Fuels Act of 2011; and S. 1067, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research and development and demonstration program to reduce manufacturing and construction costs relating to nuclear reactors, and for other purposes (Hearing Room SD-366) (Overflow Room SDG-50).

Witnesses

Panel 1
  • Dr. John E. Kelly, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Steven G. Chalk, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
Panel 2
  • Dr. Edwin Lyman – Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Joe Colvin, President, American Nuclear Society
  • Dr. James T. Bartis, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Brian Siu, Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 366 Dirksen
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The Vulnerability of U.S. Water Resources to Climate Change: From the Mississippi River floods to growing shortages in the West

Mon, 09 May 2011 18:00:00 GMT

Speaker: Peter Gleick

Title: An update on the vulnerability of U.S. water resources to climate change: From the Mississippi River floods to growing shortages in the West

The scientific evidence supporting growing impacts of human-induced climate change on U.S. water resources continues to strengthen. Dr. Peter Gleick, one of the nation’s leading experts on climate and water, will discuss recent reports on increased precipitation intensity in North America, the Mississippi River flood events, the new Department of Interior assessment of climate and western river basins, and efforts to prepare for climate and water risks facing cities, farmers, and natural systems. He will also explore some of the adverse implications of recent budget decisions for emergency preparedness and warning systems, weather forecasting, military preparedness, and national response to extreme events.

EPA Surface Mining Guidelines

Thu, 05 May 2011 14:00:00 GMT

Witnesses
  • Michael Gardner, General Counsel, Oxford Resources
  • Harold Quinn, President, National Mining Association
  • Dr. Leonard Peters, Secretary, State of Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
  • Teresa Marks, Director, State of Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    Water Resources and the Environment Subcommittee 2167 Rayburn
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Power Shift 2011: Monday

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:00:00 GMT

Power Shift, the biennial youth climate movement summit, runs from Friday, April 15, to Monday, April 18.

10:00am – 11:30am Action: Make Big Polluters Pay

April 18th is Tax Day and we’re hitting the streets to send a clear message: “It’s time to end handouts to Big Oil. Make Polluters Pay and fund OUR future: a 100% clean energy future that looks out for everyone.”

12:00pm – 4:00pm Lobby Visits

We’ll march from our demonstration to Capitol Hill to bring our demands to Congress. With thousands of us converging on Capitol Hill, it will be one of the largest citizen visits ever!

Power Shift 2011: Sunday

Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:00:00 GMT

Power Shift, the biennial youth climate movement summit, runs from Friday, April 15, to Monday, April 18.

9:00am – 1:00pm Movement Building Sessions: Strategy & Actions

We’ll start putting our local plans on paper. We’ll work with one another to develop strategy and plans to build a clean energy future.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm State Breakouts

People will come together by state to develop state-by-state, community-by-community plans and coordination. Each group will have a chance to report on the action they’re planning, and we’ll identify all the ways we can continue to work together coming out of Power Shift!

3:30pm – 6:30pm Lobby Day Training

or Non-Violent Direct Action Training

8:00pm – 11:00pm Art / Performances / Movies

We’ll unwind with some incredible performance art from across the movement: spoken word, dance, and more. We’ll also have screenings of movies from the Reel Power Film Series, and some of the creators will be on hand to talk about these films.

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