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Attend Green Energy Town Hall Meeting Thursday, January 7th December 23, 2009

Posted by Laura Arnold in Uncategorized.
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Faith-based Town Hall Meeting Jan. 7th to Explore Indiana Energy Future

State Senators Jim Merritt (left) and Jean Breaux (right) to Discuss Indiana’s Energy Issues

INDIANAPOLIS – Energy experts and Indiana Senate leaders on utility issues will explore Indiana’s energy future at a town hall-style meeting on

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church
6450 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46220-4548

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The Indiana Renewable Energy Association (InREA) is one of the group’s sponsoring the meeting. Eric Cotton with ECI Wind and Solar and VP of the InREA Board of Directors will discuss the need for changes in net metering regulations in Indiana.

All are invited to attend Green Energy-Green Jobs: A Legislative Town Hall Meeting and Information Fair at 6450 Allisonville Road from 6-9 p.m. In particular, people of faith are invited to learn about energy issues in Indiana and how to get involved in shaping our energy future.

The town hall meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 and will feature a panel of experts talking about Indiana’s current energy environment, followed by a town hall discussion with Sen. James Merritt, R-Indianapolis, and Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis. The discussion will be moderated by Jon Schwantes of WFYI’s Indiana Lawmakers.

Senator Merritt chairs the Indiana Senate’s Utilities and Technology Committee and Senator Breaux is its ranking minority member. In 2009, close to 50 bills and resolutions were introduced in the Indiana General Assembly related to energy, utilities, coal, renewable energy, net metering and other energy-related issues. This public forum will provide a preview of energy issues in the 2010 General Assembly and how citizens can get involved in the debate.

Audience members are encouraged to submit questions in advance for Senators Merritt and Breaux to Epworthgreenteam@gmail.com .

The event also will include an information fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring exhibits on renewable energy, faith-based environmental stewardship and how to get involved in legislative issues. Light refreshments will also be available.

The event is co-sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Green Team, Indianapolis Green Congregations, Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana Renewable Energy Association and the Indianapolis Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

If you have questions about this event, call 251-1481 or email Epworthgreenteam@gmail.com .

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