Power Shift, the biennial youth climate movement summit, runs from Friday, April 15, to Monday, April 18.
2:00pm – 5:30pm Generation Waking Up
An optional activity, Generation Waking Up will help us launch Power Shift fired up and inspired to take action. Through music, exercises, dialogue, and video, we’ll explore the critical questions facing young people and society
6:30pm – 9:00pm Opening Keynote
Our opening keynote will set the stage for the Power Shift 2011—we’ll give an overview for the weekend and start to hear from movement leaders and climate and energy experts. Al Gore and Van Jones are confirmed as keynote speakers for the evening.
9:00pm – 12:00am Films Fueling the Energy Revolution
We’ll be showing a handful of films discussing and investigating environmental issues. These films will kick off the Reel Power film series scheduled to air throughout Power Shift 2011.
S.398, a bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to improve energy efficiency of certain appliances and equipment, and for other purposes, and S.395, the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act 86
- Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy
- Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficent Economy
- Joseph M. McGuire, President, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
- Kyle Pitsor, Vice President, Government Relations, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
- Stephen R. Yurek, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
- Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America
- Howard Brandston, Hollowville, NY
Examining the Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources program 37
President Obama’s budget proposes 10 percent cuts to both Reclamation and USGS water resources, but it would continue to fund the WaterSMART and Title XVI programs. Title XVI pays for as much as a quarter of the price of water recycling and conservation programs; Reclamation faces a $600 million project backlog under the program.
Other Reclamation budget proposals that are expected to be discussed Wednesday: $51.5 million for expenses related to four Indian water rights settlements; $154.6 million for the Central Valley Project; and $12.8 million for the Animas-La Plata Project, a water storage project being built as part of a tribal settlement.
The Department of the Interior spending for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of Insular Affairs and the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Office of Insular Affairs 28
- Rowan Gould, Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Full Committee Oversight Hearing on “The Impact of the Administration’s Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth” Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:00 PM
COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES 1324 Longworth House Office Building Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:00 p.m.
OVERSIGHT HEARING ON: WitnessesPanel I
- C.L. “Butch” Otter, Governor, State of Idaho
- Gary R. Herbert, Governor, State of Utah
- Joel Bousman, Sublette County Commissioner
- Mike McKee, Uintah County Commissioner
- Lesley Robinson, Phillips County Commissioner
- Dennis C.W. Smith, Jackson County Commissioner
- William G. Myers, III, Partner, Holland and Hart
- Peter Metcalf, CEO/President, Black Diamond Equipment
- Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School
- Robert Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
- Mike Carey, President, Ohio Coal Association
- Paul Cicio, President, Industrial Energy Consumers of America
- Hugh A. Joyce, President, James River Air Conditioning Company, Inc.
- Forrest McConnell, President, McConnell Honda & Acura
- W. David Montgomery, Vice President, Charles River Associates
- Dan Reicher, Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University
- Gina A. McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, United States Environmental Protection Agency
- Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO