Will you please send the link or forward the entire article you reference
from the post. I've heard Crist speak of nuclear but don't see who on this
agenda will be representing it. I also don't know all the players listed.
In a message dated 7/8/2007 9:02:34 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Palm Beach Post
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Florida's high-octane governor wants to reenergize the state with a mixture
of solar, wind and nuclear fuel.
Charlie Crist, the state's Red Bull-drinking, coal-plant-shunning chief
executive, is going to discuss those plans in front of more than 500
environmentalists, politicians and journalists at a two-day climate-change
conference in Miami starting Thursday.
Florida Climate Change Summit
The schedule for the conferenceat the InterContinental
Hotel in downtown
Gov. Charlie Crist's keynote address: Why Climate Change Matters to
10:15-11 a.m.: Framing the Climate Change
Challenge, panel discussion. Thomas D. Peterson, executive director,
Center for Climate Strategies; Bill Chameides, chief scientist,
Environmental Defense; Mike Sole, secretary of the Florida Department of
11:15 a.m.-noon: Effective
Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, panel discussion. Steve Bolze,
President of Power Generation, GE Energy; R. Neil Elliot, agriculture
and industry program director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient
Economy; JamesFenton, Florida Solar Energy Center; Lonnie Ingram,
director of the Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels,
University of Florida.
Transportation and Land Use Efficiency, panel discussion. Terry
Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection
Agency; Nick Bollman, senior fellow, Center for Urban and Environmental
Solutions, Florida Atlantic University; Jorge Kuperman, president and
chief executive officer, JSK Architectural Group.
Luncheon with keynote address by Robert F. Kennedy
2:15 -3:15 p.m.: Agriculture and Forestry
Conservation, panel discussion. Charles Bronson, Florida commissioner of
agriculture; Eduardo Pereira de Carvalho, chief executive officer,
Association of Sugar Producers, Brazil; Robert Prolman, director of
international environmental affairs, Weyerhauser Co.; Ernie Shea,
project coordinator, 25x 25 America's Energy Future.
p.m.: Success Stories from Emissions Reducing Entities, panel
discussion. Steve Howard, chief executive officer, The Climate
7:45-9:30 p.m.: Dinner hosted by
a.m.: Keynote address by Theodore Roosevelt
9:45-10:15 a.m.: Keynote address by Vinod
Khosla, Khosla Enterprises.
Leadership Roundtable hosted by Crist and California Gov. Arnold
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Luncheon with
keynote address by Schwarzenegger.
signs executive orders on Florida's energy policy.
He's keeping the details under wraps, but his plans are likely to emphasize
using renewable fuels and include mandates for reducing greenhouse gas
emissions. Friday afternoon, after two days of workshops and speeches at the
Florida Climate Change Summit, Crist will sign executive orders and put his
plan into law.
The rest of the lineup includes scientists, renewable-energy advocates and
environmentalists who will talk about how Florida can become more
energy-efficient and use alternative fuels.
"The intent is to have a strategy for Florida and how we can do as much as
possible to stem this tide to become progressive and productive. I am
confident after listening to these scientists that we can begin that by some
executive orders," said Crist, who recently vetoed the energy bill passed
during the legislative session, saying it did not go far