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-**On Tuesday, ​September 10**ESF will host a presentation on wave energy capture.  ​Wave energy capture is an especially intriguing source for Oregonians as our state has significant potential for its development +At our general meeting on Tuesday, ​February 18we will hear a presentation ​from Dr. Burke Hales, speaking ​on Ocean Acidification.  ​(Please note that this meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of the month instead of our regular meeting date on the second Tuesday.)
  
-**Speaker: ​ DrBurke Hales**+This meeting on February 18 will be __hosted at the Oregon TECH Campus in Wilsonville ​ and skyped to the Glumac offices on the 16th floor (via Skype). You can attend at the Glumac location as usual__.
  
-Dr. Hales is the chief scientist for the wave energy test site that is being developed about seven miles west of Newport on the Oregon coast.  Dr Hales is professor ​in Oregon ​State'College of EarthOcean and Atmospheric Sciences+**Speaker: Dr. Burke Hales** 
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 +Dr. Hales is a professor of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at Oregon State University, and the inventor of the “Burke-o-Lator” a system ​that has revolutionized shore-based Ocean Acidification (OA) monitoring. ​ Burke has been studying ocean carbon cycling, from the perspective ​of carbonate chemistry, since he started grad school in 1988.   
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 +**Presentation: ​ Ocean Acidification** (a topic much in the news these weeks). 
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 +Oceans are taking up somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of the CO2 emitted by man every year. As a result, the ocean is becoming more acidic.  ​Ocean acidification is a threat to fisheries and aquaculture,​ to coral reefs, to the production of oxygen and to the entire food chain. 
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 +DrHales will present ​summary of his 31 years  of study on oceans and the  exchange of CO2 between the ocean and atmosphere. 
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 +No need to RSVP—just show up! 
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 +**When**: ​ February 18, 12:00 to 1:00 PM 
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 +**Where**: (1) Oregon TECK Campus ​in Wilsonville,​ Room 201 and (2) Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland ​Oregon ​97204 (via  Skype). 
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 +**Parking**:​ The options for parking near Glumac are (1) on the street, (2) Standard Center Garage with entrances on 3rd and 4th between Taylor and Salmon, and (3) City Center parking also with entrances on 4th between Taylor and Yamhill. 
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 +**At our general meeting on Tuesday, January 14, we will hear a presentation from Micah Meskel, speaking on Portland Audubon’Conservation Efforts.**  
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 +Attendance at our meetingJanuary 14 at the Glumac offices on the 16th floor and at the Oregon TECH Campus in Wilsonville via skype. **If weather conditions look Hazardous tomorrow morning, I will send a cancelation notice.**
  
    
  
-**Presentation Wave Energy Capture**+__ **SpeakerMicah Meskel** __ 
    
-The Wave Energy Capture project is known as PacWave. It will provide grid connected wave energy testing ​in an open ocean environment. ​ Oregon State has received ​35 million dollar grant from the U.SDepartment ​of Energy to develop ​and build out the site.+Micah began volunteering with Portland Audubon at the Wildlife Care Center ​in 2010, and has served in variety of staff roles within ​the conservation and care center programs before becoming the Activist Program Manager in 2018Micah was born and raised in Portland and attended the University of Oregon and earned a degree in EconomicsIn his current role, Micah manages Portland Audubon’s activist program, works on a variety ​of local and statewide policy issues, and represents Portland Audubon on various committee and coalitions
  
-It has been estimated ​that, globally, the marine energy market could reach nearly $700 billion by 2050 The World Energy Council estimates ​that 10 percent ​of worldwide electricity demand could be met by harvesting ocean energy.  ​+Away from work, Micah enjoys anything ​that involves the outdoorswhether it’s kayaking on the Willamettebiking and running around town, hiking in the region’s vast wilderness, or gardening in his backyardOne constant in all of these outdoor activities is that his eye is always to the sky, keeping track of the abundant wildlife activity in our region.  ​ 
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 +__**Presentation:​ Portland Audubon’s Conservation Efforts**__
  
    
  
-You won't want to miss Dr Hales' ​presentation on this transformational project occurring right within ​our own state.+The presentation ​will focus on Portland Audubon'​s local bird conservation efforts in the region, with a special focus on Audubon’s work to lessen the impacts of climate change and build resilience for the Portland community. This will include highlighting the variety of tactics that Portland Audubon uses to accomplish its goals; from working collaboratively with agencies to craft policy, public education for youth and adults to build environmental knowledge in the community, strategic litigation to force systemic change, grassroots organizing to empower local action, and local stewardship of our natural resources   
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 +No need to RSVP—just show up! 
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 +When:  January 14, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
  
    
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 +Where: Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland Oregon 97204 and at the Oregon TECK Campus in Wilsonville via skype
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 +**At our general meeting on Tuesday, December 10, we heard a presentation from Franco Albi, speaking on the PGE Integrated Resource Plan.** ​
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 +**Speaker: Franco Albi**
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 +Franco is the Senior Manager of Strategy Integration at Portland General Electric. His team is responsible for corporate strategy and integrated resource planning, focusing on building stakeholder trust and working with customers to provide the best outcomes for delivering clean energy safely, reliably, and affordably. Mr. Albi has been working in the energy industry for over 20 years leading development and implementation of sustainable resources.
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 +Prior to establishing the Strategy Integration group, Mr. Albi lead various projects in power supply and power delivery including development,​ construction,​ and commissioning of the Tucannon River Wind Farm, Boardman Air Quality Controls, and T&D infrastructure improvements. ​
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 +Prior to joining PGE, Mr. Albi worked with PacifiCorp and the Bonneville Power Administration. ​ His educational background includes an MBA and Master’s in Civil Engineering and he is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon and California.
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 +**Presentation:​ PGE Integrated Resource Plan**
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 +An integrated resource plan is a utility plan for meeting forecasted annual peak and energy demand, plus some established reserve margin, through a combination of supply-side and demand-side resources over a specified future period. ​ On July 19, 2019, Portland General Electric filed a 2019 integrated resource plan with the Oregon Public Utility Commission.
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 +Portland General Electric’s vision for a clean energy future includes measures to Decarbonize the electricity provided to customers, Electrify the energy economy, and Partner with customers to integrate their energy technology choices. Franco will share an overview of PGE’s strategy and some of the key actions they are taking, from bringing more renewables online to modernizing the platform to manage clean energy to enabling transportation electrification to making sure all customers thrive in the clean energy future. ​
  
 One PDH will be granted for attendance at this presentation. One PDH will be granted for attendance at this presentation.
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 No need to RSVP—just show up! No need to RSVP—just show up!
  
-When:  ​September ​10, 12:00 to 1:15 pm+When:  ​December ​10, 12:00 to 1:00 PM 
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 Where: Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland Oregon 97204 Where: Glumac, 900 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Spruce Conference Room, Portland Oregon 97204
  
-Parking: The three options for parking are on the street, Standard Center Garage with entrances on 3rd and 4th between Taylor and Salmon, and City Center parking also with entrances on 4th between Taylor and Yamhill.+ 
  
-[[https://​mailchi.mp/​14fea849d656/​monthlymeetingsignup | To Add Your Name To Monthly Meeting Announcements Click Here]] +ParkingThe three options ​for parking are on the street, Standard Center Garage ​with entrances ​on 3rd and 4th between Taylor ​and Salmonand City Center parking also with entrances on 4th between Taylor and Yamhill.
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-We are still putting this year's schedule together. We are looking ​for speakers for months past February. +
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-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 examplelast 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 change@esf-oregon.org or call Mike Unger at 503-348-8716 
  
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