Knoxville, Tenn – The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, along with a panel of expert reviewers, have chosen three Clean Energy Gulf Challenge finalists to present their ideas to the public via lunchtime webinars on July 6th, 7th and 8th. The public will have an opportunity to vote for the plan that they feel best allows our nation to get out of the ‘Gulfs’ beginning on July 9th. On May 13, 2010 the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) issued a “Gulf Challenge” to the nation’s brightest minds to find a path offsetting the roughly 20% of oil that we currently consume from the Gulf of Mexico and import from hostile nations in the Persian Gulf. The Clean Energy Gulf Challenge generated interest from academic institutions, non-governmental agencies, private companies and citizens. The plans we received specify a multitude of ways that America can end our dependence on ‘Gulf’ oil, including increased use of electric vehicles, biofuels, fuel efficiency and various policy recommendations. Those unable to attend the webinars will be able to review the abstracts, the recorded podcasts of each webinar and the accompanying Powerpoint presentations via the cleanenergy.org website for each submission before placing their vote. The $10,000 prizewinner of the Clean Energy Gulf Challenge will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th. Please join SACE and our finalists for three exciting webinars:
- Tuesday, July 6th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST – Dr. Jerry Brown, Founding Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami. Click here to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/237819818
- Wednesday, July 7th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST – Bill Bailey with the National Energy Independence Plan (NEIP). Click here to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/409623738
- Thursday, July 8th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST – Simon Mahan, Campaign Analyst for Oceana. Click here to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/879245202
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email from GoTo Webinar Services with call-in information and other details for the webinars.