Monday, September 08, 2008

Clean energy

The Natural Resources Defense Council sent us the following:
In the midst of sky-high energy prices, America faces an important opportunity to solve many of our biggest challenges – global warming, energy security and an economic downturn -- with the development of a clean energy economy. We can create millions of high-paying jobs to make fuel-efficient cars, retrofit our buildings with energy-efficient materials and develop renewable energy that will help power our homes while reducing global warming pollution.

Want to learn more? Come to an exciting public forum on September 10th to find out how America can re-energize its economy through the development of clean energy technologies.

Featured speakers, who will be answering your questions, include:
** Richard Cataldo, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
** Bruce Herman, Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor
** Jeff Jones, New York State Apollo Alliance
** Ed Murphy & Lava Thimmayya, Workforce Development Institute
** Norreida Reyes, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
** Barbara Warren, Citizens' Environmental Coalition

== When and Where ==
Wednesday, September 10
New York State United Teachers Building (auditorium)
800 Troy-Schenectady Road
Refreshments will be served

The event is sponsored by NRDC, the New York State Apollo Alliance, Workforce Development Institute of New York, Citizens' Environmental Coalition and other members of the Blue-Green Alliance, including the Sierra Club and United Steelworkers.