Local League Members To Participate In Alternate Energy Conference

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STATE—A report prepared by five members of the League of Women Voters of the Union Area will be among those presented at a program on alternatives to fossil fuels at the New Jersey Hospital Association Conference Center, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, the Alternative Energy Conference will feature reports on energy sources that might supplement or someday even replace non-renewable fuels such as coal and oil.

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Committees from local league units which have spent the past year studying biomass, solar, geothermal, wind and nuclear power will present their findings at the morning session.

The solar report was drafted by a Union Area League group comprised of Arlene Blaumeiser, Ada Brunner and Sylvia Weisbrot, all of Linden; Dawn Clarke of  Springfield, and Joan Ciesienski of Edison. Leagues from other areas of the state worked on the other forms of alternate energy.

The keynote address will be given by former Gov. James Florio, who will be the speaker at a 12:15 p.m. luncheon. Florio, who was governor from 1990 to 1994 and is a partner in the law firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt and Fader, will speak on “Energy Policy.”

At the afternoon session, Scott Minos, senior communications specialist for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy, will speak on “Energy Efficiency” and Dr. Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research in Takoma Park, Md., will discuss “The Smarter Grid.”

Registration is $30 for League members and $40 for non-members until March 19. Late registration, which continues to March 31, is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

Additional information is available at the League of Women Voters of New Jersey website, www.lwvnj.org, or by calling 1-800-792-VOTE.


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