We do not have to destroy our planet, yet our species seems to be hell-bent on repeatedly punching it in the stomach.
Fracking, plus the increased production of natural gas, plus new drilling techniques have lowered the prices of oil and gas. But there are penalties for mankind. Pollution and greenhouse gasses are exceeding predictions. The ravages of global warming mean more raging fires, enhanced storms and rising waters that threaten more and more communities. It has become apparent to the scientific community that we must leave most of our remaining carbon based energy reserves in the ground or risk a future of enduring disaster for the human race and the extinction of hundreds of thousands of animal species.
Fortunately solar, wind and new technologies are flourishing worldwide and despite political obstacles at home, governments throughout the world, as well as cities and states in our country, are concentrating on renewable energy, energy conservation and less polluting, more efficient transportation. Join the SCPA as world-recognized experts discuss sustainable energy solutions for a healthy planet.
David L. Dunn, CFM - Division Manager, Fleet & Facilities Management Division, City of Orlando. Board Member Drive Electric Florida, Chairman Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Brevard Branch.
James M. Fenton - Director of the University of Central Florida’s Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). His staff of 90 researches and develops energy technologies that enhance Florida's and the nation's economy and environment. Educating the public, students and practitioners about their discoveries is part of their mission.
Lawrence Maxwell, AIA - President & principal architect of Spacecoast Architects, P.A. and former Director of the State of Florida's Building Design Assistance Center at the Florida Solar Energy Center. A nationally recognized expert in hot-humid climate design, he brings his expertise to issues of environmental design and energy efficiency.
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