We are still putting this year's schedule together. We are looking for speakers for months past February.
Our top interests this year will be preparing ourselves to be useful in giving input to our legislators and decision makers on getting started with cost of carbon becoming driven by law. Topics on social cost of carbon, and climate justice and opportunities for green progress. For example, last session passed a bill that enables community solar. Is there someone who would like to talk about how that will change our systems.
Meetings are held at: 900 SW 5th Ave, Suite # 1600, Portland, 97204 between 12 noon to 1:15PM.
Send suggestions to email@example.com or call Mike Unger at 503-348-8716
At our January 8 meeting, we will hear a presentation from Deborah Romerein, a member of a Portland based working group called Stop Fracked Gas PDX. Members of the group are drawn from many environmental groups including Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club and 350.PDX. Deborah is a business owner with a background in financial services.
Presentations: The Finance of Fracking, Jordan Cove Update and Kalama Methanol Project
To outward appearances the U.S. oil and gas fracking industry is in the midst of a decades long energy boom with record output and profits. But what is really going on? The industry has a little secret they don’t want you to know about.
In addition to giving a presentation on the “Finance of Fracking”, Deborah will give us an update on Jordan Cove and also comment on the Kalama Methanol manufacturing plant.
For our February Meeting, We have two speakers to talk about Wind Systems for the Northwest
Both land based and offshore will be discussed. Many of us are excited about both, and the opportunities they might bring to the Coos Bay area.