Tele-press Conference to Discuss An RES

Guest Blog | March 31, 2009 | Press Releases

WHAT: With a proposed renewable electricity standard (RES) scheduled for a vote in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee in the next few weeks, over 3,000 business owners, farmers, foresters, academics, conservation advocates, and economic development agents are calling upon Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid to support a strong RES that will unleash the Southeast’s renewable energy potential and position the region as a leader in our country’s transition to a clean energy economy.

Join leading renewable energy experts as well as southern business leaders and renewable industry developers in discussing how the passage of a strong national RES will create more than tens of thousands of new jobs in the Southeast and strengthen our nation’s energy independence. WHO: Experts: Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Jeff Deyette, Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

Southeast Renewable Industry Leaders: David Brown Kinloch, Lock 7 Hydro Partners, LLC (Kentucky)
James Marlow, Radiance Solar
Stephen Whitfield, President of North Carolina Woodlands (Landowners’ Association)
Joseph James, President and CEO, Corporation for Economic Opportunity (SC) WHEN: Wednesday, April 1; 11:30 am EDT (10:30 CDT) CALL-IN: (866) 749 – 9849 (you will be greeted by an operator and asked for the conference ID #)

Conference ID #: 93161398 # # # The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading U.S. science-based nonprofit organization working for a healthy environment and a safer world. Founded in 1969, UCS is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also has offices in Berkeley, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, go to Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a non-profit organization promoting responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. For more information, visit