It makes people feel good, like they're doing something to save the planet. But let's assume that this gathering will be devoid of science and scientists. Let's assume that uneducated ideologues will populate these "Power Hours" and propose all sorts of flakey ideas which will eventually become policy. We suggest that GPCOG insist that engineering experts attend all of these meetings.
"Reducing energy..." What does that mean?
The Greater Portland Council of Goverments would like to invite you to participate in a Power Hour to come up with ideas, prioritize actions and identify barriers to reducing energy, costs and greenhouse gas emissions in Cumberland County. The ideas gathered from Power Hours will form the foundation of a Cumberland County energy and climate plan, which will inform the ways in which municipalities, their communities and the private sector conserve, generate, use and diversify energy in the County. It will focus on priority measures to reduce energy, greenhouse gas emissions and costs 17% by 2017.
1/27/11 – Power Hour
When: Thursday, January 27, 3-4:30 pm
Where: GPCOG office, 68 Marginal Way, Portland, ME – 4th floor
To RSVP and Register: the registration page is at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1224377145.