For Immediate Release: February 11, 1997
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 - 654 - 4989



Environmentally Sustainable Energy Choices:
A National Town Meeting



The California Energy Commission and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) invite you to attend the national teleconference Environmentally Sustainable Energy Choices: A National Town Meeting on February 19, 1997. This free teleconference will be held at:

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Library 1 - Room 1522
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A second Southern California location sponsored by the Energy Commission and the San Diego Regional Energy Resource Office will be held at:

KPBS
California State University, San Diego
5200 Campanile Dr.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Reservations required

The conference presents a unique way to share local community energy options and actions. At least 100 communities throughout the United States will be linked by satellite for the interactive National Town Meeting, which is produced by RENEW America, a national environmental organization in Washington D.C.

This year's videoconference features a panel of experts, including Christine A. Ervin, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; Amory Lovins, Vice-President, Rocky Mountain Institute; S.David Freeman, Chairman, Solar Electric Light Fund and key figure in the restructuring of the electricity industry in California; and Roger W. Sant, Chairman of the AES Corporation. The discusssion focuses on ways to use renewable sources of energy to improve our economy, environment and national security. Participants will have the option to comment or ask questions of the panelists live.


* Following the videoconference panel, San Diego attendees can choose to participate in one of two focus groups plus a summary session.


For information on the Sacramento videoconference, contact:

For information and reservations on the San Diego videoconference, contact:




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