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NW Biodiesel Network Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Seattle Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

Policy Issues Affecting Biodiesel and Biofuels

Energy is far from a “free market” commodity. Public policy affects everything from availability, military deployment, jobs, price of energy and goods produced with energy, sources, and new and emerging alternatives. These policies, both local and national, affect the present and the future. Everything from personal convenience, comfort, soldiers lives, food supply, income, the stock market, and the very air we breathe and water we drink are affected.

So what is happening both locally and nationally? What is the short-term and long-term impact of the new “retroactive” tax incentive, which passed in December 2010? How are budget cuts throughout all levels of government affecting Biodiesel and Biofuels? How will new legislators affect Biodiesel and Biofuels? What will be the impact of the new Congress and State Legislature?

The NW Biodiesel Network is pleased to present Jessica Finn Coven, Policy Specialist at Climate Solutions. Jessica will update us on local and national policy issues, trends, and possible changes we should be aware of and look for in future.

Get your questions answered! 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103. Cost is Free. Information at www.nwbiodiesel.org/.

About Our Speaker
Jessica Finn Coven
Policy Specialist (Seattle)
Jessica joined the Climate Solutions team in 2007 to serve as the policy associate, working to ensure strong policies are passed and implemented to protect the climate. Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Jessica worked for several years at the U.S. Climate Action Network and was a global warming campaigner for Greenpeace in Washington DC, where her work focused on pressuring the U.S. to rejoin the international community in finding solutions to climate change.

Jessica received her MA in economics and energy policy from the Johns Hopkins University and her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and worked on global warming policy for Greenpeace China in Beijing.

Location

Seattle Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States