“Solar – Energy Efficiency & Policies that Surround Them” talk at DGT

    March 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 North Bonita Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $10 Chinese buffet cash, $12 credit/debit, $3.50 drink only


    Russell Lowes who is the Energy Subcommittee Chairman for the Southern Arizona Sierra Club Rincon Group. will speak on this topic at DGT. He will be discussing  “the decline in coal the (temporary?) increase in gas/fracking, the $5 billion loss of the largest nuclear company in the world in ’14, solar’s continued price plunge, consistent energy efficiency gains and more.” 

    Russell Lowes is the primary author of a book on nuclear and coal energy. His book was used by citizens’ initiatives of California electric municipalities to cancel Units 4 and 5 at the Palo Verde nuclear plant. Today he heads www.SafeEnergyAnalyst.org.

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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