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REMINDER: House Subcommittee on Energy & Environment Hosts Field Hearing in Houston
If anyone can attend these events, please fill us in!
“ HOUSTON ’S ENERGY FUTURE – IT’S NOW!” ON MARCH 11
Local attorney Dan Hedges and Oak Ridge North mayor Fred O’Connor will be the speakers at the CEC annual meeting on March 11.
When Dan and Adele Hedges’ house in the Upper Kirby neighborhood is completed later this year, they will have complete energy self- sufficiency. The house will be completely “off the grid” with solar panels, geothermal wells for heat and cooling, and rainwater harvesting.
About 80 percent of the homes in Oak Ridge North get their electricity from a biodiesel-powered generating plant owned by Biofuels Power Corp. The plant began producing power on March 5, 2007. It primary fuel is chicken fat.
Our speakers will focus on the political, economic, regulatory, and social challenges they have encountered in these projects.
The meeting will begin with a social and business meeting at 6:30 pm and the presentation will begin at 7:15. The event will be at 3015 Richmond in the first floor meeting room. Space is limited, so please RSVP to < ella@... >. Annual meeting sponsors are Kirksey , Georgia Bost’s Texas Grass-fed Beef, and the Village Botanica, Inc.
From: Congressman Nick Lampson [mailto:nick.lampson@...]
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:05 AM
To: Sharon Milburn
Subject: REMINDER: House Subcommittee on Energy & Environment Hosts Field Hearing in Houston
Congressman Nick Lampson, Representing the 22nd District of Texas
February 26, 2008
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science & Technology, Subcommittee on Energy & Environment, will hold a field hearing titled, “Energizing Houston: Sustainability, Technological Innovation, and Growth in the Energy Capital of the World.”
The hearing will be held on February 29, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy on the campus of Rice University in Houston , Texas .
The Houston region and the energy industry that drives much of the economy face a wide range of challenges as complex issues such as energy independence and national security, global climate change, and economic growth become increasingly intertwined at the local, national, and international levels. Chairman Nick Lampson and other Members of the Committee will hear from witnesses addressing how the industry, academic community, and public leaders confront these challenges with tools that range from common sense energy efficiency initiatives, to space-age technologies to access previously unrecoverable oil and natural gas resources.
Confirmed witnesses for the hearing include:
Panel I -
- Mayor Bill White – Mayor, City of Houston
- Mr. John Hofmeister – President, Shell Oil Company
- Mr. Thomas Standish – President, Regulated Operations, CenterPoint Energy
Panel II –
- Dr. Walter Chapman – Director, Rice University Energy and Environment Systems Institute
- Dr. Robert Harriss – President & CEO, Houston Advanced Research Center
- Dr. Robert Hirsch – Senior Energy Advisor, Management Information Services Incorporated
- Mr. Michael Ming – President, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America
This event is open to the public, however, individuals who plan to attend are asked to RSVP so that staff may make appropriate seating arrangements. Please RSVP to Nicholas Williams in Congressman Nick Lampson's office by either calling: 281-240-3700 or by email at: nicholas.williams@...
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