Thursday, July 26, 2012

Interfaith Power and Light and the Ozark Headwaters Group of the Arkansas Chapter of the Sierra Club sponsor a panel discussion and public-input session on Arkansas' strategic policy for moving toward more use of clean energy sources

FAYETTEVILLE — The Sierra Club and Interfaith Power and Light, a group of religious leaders concerned about global climate change, will hold a public discussion of Arkansas energy policy at 7 p.m. today at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave. The event is part of a statewide effort by the Sierra Club to gather input from residents as Gov. Mike Beebe, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Public Service Commission develop a strategic energy plan for the state. The plan is aimed at promoting biofuel production, increasing energy independence and encouraging green-job training. A panel discussion was moderated by Joyce Hale of the League of Women Voters of Washington County. Panel members included Lev Guter, Arkansas organizer for the Sierra Club; Adella Gray (candidate for state representative replaced Matthew Petty, who had a family emergency); Terry Tremwel, chairman of the board of Trem|Wel Energy and Silicon Solar Solutions; and Sarah Marsh, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. For detail, call Guter at 941-779-3337.