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HEC Greening the Statehouse Forum 12/1/12 Keynote Speaker is Paul Douglas, meteorologist and Republican who gets climate change November 26, 2012

Posted by Laura Arnold in Uncategorized.
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Dear IndianaDG Readers:

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the upcoming Greening the Statehouse Forum and the keynote speaker,  Paul Douglas. I don’t know a lot about this guy but I have decided it is worth hearing the guy in person. I will let you decide for yourself if you attend. 

It is clear that renewable energy advocates have a big problem with some Republican politicians who are climate change deniers. There are plenty of other reasons to support renewable energy and distributed generation. If you regularly read this blog then you are already know what they are.

It will be interesting to see if this guy gets an traction with our Republican members of the Indiana General Assembly. Let’s see.

Laura Ann Arnold

HEC Greening the Statehouse Forum

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Schwitzer Student Center –UIndy Hall

University of Indianapolis

1400 E. Hanna Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46227

Final Agenda

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Sponsor information tables

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Jesse Kharbanda

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address about Climate Change by Meteorologist Paul Douglas (45 minutes speaking; 15 minutes Q&A)

HEC’s Keynote Speaker will be Paul Douglas, a  nationally-known meteorologist. Douglas will share his journey from skeptic to someone convinced in human contributions to climate change. Douglas has been passionate about re-engaging Republicans, who once worked alongside Democrats on climate change issues, to show needed policy leadership on this far-reaching issue. Here’s a recent piece about him in the New York Times.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Water Panel Discussion –
Safeguarding Landowner Rights from Industrial Livestock Pollution
 Kim Ferraro, Hoosier Environmental Council
 Representative Jud McMillin (R-District 68)
 Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau
 Tom Young, Jay County resident
 Warren Mathies, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association

11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Lunch, provided by Chipotle Mexican Grill

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Recognizing Senator Richard Lugar (The Senator, who will be out-of-state, will provide HEC a videotaped message)

HEC Annual Awards Ceremony

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Air Panel Discussion –
Opportunities for Expanding Clean Energy
 Jesse Kharbanda, Hoosier Environmental Council
 Representative Ryan Dvorak (D-District 8)
 Representative Ed Clere (R-District 72)
 Jeffrey Nemeth, EDP Renewables North America LLC

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Land Panel Discussion –
Making a Vibrant Public Transit System a Reality in Indiana
 Tim Maloney, Hoosier Environmental Council
 Representative Todd Huston (R-District 37)
 Representative Ed DeLaney (D- District 86)
 Mayor Andy Cook, Westfield

2:15 – 2:25 p.m. Break

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. Rolling Up Your Sleeves: Action Plans for 2013

3:25 – 3:30 p.m. Closing Comments

* Subject to Change

To register click HERE.

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