Saturday, September 09, 2006

Congressional Black Caucus Energy Forum

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee sponsored the forum,"Energy: A National Security Crisis," at the 36th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. The conference and forum were held at the Washington Convention Center. It was interesting that many of the panelists said they were not anti nuclear, but they are still reluctant to get their organizations to support the emission free electricity generating technology. Nuclear Energy Institute Vice President Angie Howard, above with Rev Jesse Jackson and Congresswoman Jackson Lee, presented the case for nuclear power.

Other panelists included Wilton Cedeno-Chairman of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah-Founder and Executive Chairman of Emerald Energy Resources, Ltd, Nigeria, Dr. Robert Ford-Associate Provost, Texas Southern University, Janet Gellici-Executive Director, American Coal Council, Albert Myres-Senior Advisor-Shell Oil, Jerome Ringo-President, Apollo Alliance, C. Kyle Simpson-Former Senior Policy Advisor and Staff Director, Department of Energy, & Jim Stanway-Director of Project Development, Wal Mart Energy Department.

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