Thursday, January 08, 2009

Delaware Environmental Summit

Here's something I've been working on:
Delaware Environmental Summit
You are invited to a gathering of Delaware's environmental advocates
Sponsored by the Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club

Saturday, January 17, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Wilmington University
Dover, Delaware

We are inviting leaders and activists from environmental organizations across the state to join us for a session to discuss the most important environmental issues coming up in 2009.
We are planning a format in which each organization will be given a chance to discuss their priorities for the coming year, either in a general session or in break-out groups organized around topic areas. We ask that attendees share their priorities in writing before the meeting, which will be compiled and distributed by e-mail to all participants just prior to the meeting.
From there we hope to develop and strengthen alliances on issues of common concern so that we can get a quick start as the new governor and legislature take office later this month. We will distribute notes from the Summit to all participants.
We are asking organizations to contribute $25 and unaffiliated individuals $5 to defray the cost of the Summit. The Delaware Chapter of the Sierra Club is covering most of the expenses. Please bring your check or cash with you to the registration table at the Summit.
For questions, please contact Tom Noyes at politics[at]

8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening Session
Program and process
9:30 Breakout Session 1
Topics: Energy, Water quality, Air quality, Land use, Solid waste & recycling, Nature & wildlife, Health, Climate change, Emerging issues
10:20 Breakout Session 2
Topics: Energy, Water quality, Air quality, Land use, Solid waste & recycling, Nature & wildlife, Health, Climate change, Emerging issues
11:10 Closing Session
Reports from breakout sessions
Next Steps
Directions to Wilmington University in Dover:
The Dover campus is located on Route 13 North (at Scarborough Road), at the intersection of Exit 104 from Delaware Route 1, just north of the Dover Mall and Dover Downs.
All registrations are due by 5:00 pm January 9th
Please copy and paste the following into a new email message and email to politics[at]

Affiliation or organization:
City: State: Zip:
Issues of interest: Please rank from 1 (most important issue to you and your
group) to 9 (less important)

___Water quality
___Air quality
___Land use
___Health and the environment
___Solid waste & recycling
___Nature & wildlife protection
___Climate change
___Other (please describe)

Organizations are asked to offer a brief (two pages only please!) summary of their policy objectives for the year. Please send it to politics[at]
by January 9, 2009.
Please bring a mug with you, as coffee and tea will be available.

This is being planned as an organizing session. If you are interested in advocating for environmental change in Delaware, we want you there. If you aren't affiliated with any environmental organizations, please consider joining one and helping make Delaware a better place to live.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google news reports indicate that Babcock and Brown (or one of its subsidiary funds) is currently in the process of selling off various portfolios of its North American wind assests (500-600mw). These sales are to be done by the end of this month. Do you know if the DE Bluewater PPA is one of those assets now being shopped?

2:50 PM, January 08, 2009  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

Babcock & Brown has halted trading on its stock pending talks with its creditors. Its balance sheet as of December 31 is described as being in negative territory.

Bluewater is owned by B&B Infrastructure, which is traded separately.

I'll have more by tomorrow.

4:24 PM, January 08, 2009  

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