May 3, 2013
Meeting Starts: 9:00 a.m.
312 Connell Highway
Newport, RI 02840
Presentations and lunch: 10:30 a.m.
Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Court
Newport, RI 02840
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Time: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Biodiesel for all energy sectors, the latest on Federal renewable energy policy and State initiatives for energy independence and sustainability.
Lunch will cost $10.00, please bring cash or make checks payable to Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition
Small Group Tours of Newport Biodiesel (Coffee and Pastries)
Drive over to Salve Regina University, (Ochre Court), check-in
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse- Federal energy policy and climate change initiatives
State Representative Deborah Ruggiero-State renewable energy and distributed generation
Geoff Berg, Citizens Climate Lobby-Promoting a carbon tax
Robert Morton, Chairman of the Board, Newport Biodiesel-Overview of biodiesel in Rhode Island
Panel: Biodiesel for transportation, heating, and electricity
Wendy Lucht, URI's Coordinator for OSCC-Statewide and regional transportation initiatives
Jim Malloy, representing RI Oil Heat Institute-Biodiesel for heating
Abigail Anthony, ENE (Environmental Northeast), Rhode Island Director-economic impacts
Panel: Initiatives for Biodiesel in the marine sector
Bruce Corliss, Dean, URI Graduate School of Oceanography-Greening the Endeavor
Perry Lewis, Vice-Chairman for Oliver Hazard Perry
Hugh Piggin, Director, Atlantic Cup
Marion Gold, Commissioner, RI Office of Energy Resources-State Energy Plan and other state initiatives
Conclusion of forum
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