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Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy to Host a Panel Discussing the Impact of Renewable Energy

May 18, 2009

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As Congress moves forward with an aggressive environmental agenda in part focused on heavily subsidizing the renewable energy industry, the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) will host a series of panel discussions this Wednesday exploring the short- and long-term consequences of this policy. In particular, this diverse group of stakeholders and thought leaders will discuss whether national policies such as the renewable portfolio standard are geographically and economically fair to the southeast region of the United States. The panel will further discuss what recent developments on these fronts in Washington might mean for working families and businesses.

Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace and co-chair of the Coalition for Affordable Safe Energy, will address the audience and participate in a round table discussion with the media.

Agenda

9:00 Opening Remarks

Lance Brown, Executive Director of PACE

9:15 The Jobs Perspective

Stewart Burkhalter, President of Alabama AFL-CIO

George Clark, Executive Director of Manufacture Alabama

Senator Wendell Mitchell (D-Luverne)

Co-Chairman of Joint Legislative Committee on Energy

Bill Canary, President of Business Council of Alabama

10:00 The Role of Forestry in Climate Change

Ken Muehlenfeld, Auburn University

Mardie Pfeiffer, Alabama Forestry Association

Rep. Chad Fincher (R-Mobile)

Dr. John Christy, UAH

10:45 Potential Impacts on Ratepayers

Mark Wood, Alabama Power Company

Susan Parker, Alabama Public Service Commission

Stan Wise, Georgia Public Service Commission

Walter Dartland, Consumer Federation of the Southeast

12:00 Luncheon

Introductory Remarks by Lance Brown, Executive Director of PACE

Keynote Presentation – Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-Founder of GreenPeace and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Affordable Safe Energy

1:30 Roundtable

Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-Founder of GreenPeace and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Affordable Safe Energy

The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) is a coalition of working people, business owners, environmentalists, and trade organizations who are fighting for fair, responsible energy policies. PACE believes that the national conversation about the future of energy must include discussions about the cost of particular energy alternatives, not just their environmental benefits. In the end, it is America’s working families and businesses that pay for the energy future we create today. That future must be affordable.

Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, PACE has affiliates and supporters across the Southeast and beyond. The organization is a 501(c)(4) that educates the public about options for our energy future and advocates for sensible policies that balance environmental stewardship with economic reality.

For more information, visit www.energyfairness.org.

SOURCE The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE)


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