In response to Chris Mendell's inquiry as to the
ins and outs of Washington, DC, I would call Peter Tyler of the Sierra Club
Sprawl Committee chairman at 713-861-2202, for he lived in DC for many
years. I regularly brief Peter of happenings in HREG.
So you all know, the American Solar Energy Society
(ASES) hosts an annual conference - Solar 2000, Solar 2002, etc., normally in
June. Every four years, though, it combines the conference with other
organizations, as part of a Forum in Washington, DC. This year's Forum
2001 occurs April 21-25 and is co-sponsored by US DOE, Duke Solar, BP Solar,
Austin Energy, and the North American Insulation Manufacturers
Association. There are numerous Participating Organizations - AIA, ASES,
SBIC, SEPA, and many more.
For more information, contact ASES at www.ases.org. Admission fees are modest
($335 members, $435 non-members), but fees go up after March 15. One could
do a one day attendance at $195. The workshops, presentations, and
lectures are worth the bucks. I might suggest spending your IRS tax
refund on the forum. American Airlines offers a 10% discount on
I may have mentioned it, but ASES 2003 will be
hosted in Austin. Yea!