Tuesday, July 01, 2008

EC on forums: keep it simple, cover conservation

The NHRs Luther Turmelle reports on the Energy Commission's consideration of an energy forum:

Energy Commission Chairman Rich Ogurick suggested that in order to keep the forums focused and in a format that people can easily understand, each evening’s program should address a single topic, and that there should be three or four programs over the course of the multi-week event. “You’ve got to keep it relevant and keep it simple,” Ogurick said.

I agree 100%.

Luther continues:

Among the energy topics the forum may address are different types of energy sources, their availability to Connecticut consumers, and the pros and cons of different types of alternative fuel cars.

On the topic of "alternative fuel cars," I spoke with the Hartford area Clean Cities representative, Craig Peters, today. He's extremely knowledgable about alt fuel vehicles and should be able to participate.

And last, but not least, Luther mentioned Carol Wilson's concern:

Carol Wilson, another commission member, suggested one of the programs for the energy forum focus on conservation.
“Conservation has got to be the first one,” Wilson said. “It’s the easiest for people to do, has the quickest impact, and is the cheapest (for people to implement).”

Tim White

p.s. Also at the EC meeting last night... Peter Takizawa took the lead on creating an energy website. That's great news, IMO. I think there's a real thirst for information right now... and the EC has a ton of useful knowledge that can hopefully be shared with more people. Hats off to Peter for taking the bull by the horns!

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