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#OCCUPYMIAMI – OCT 1st – BAYFRONT PARK

#OCCUPYMIAMI HAS BEGUN!

#OccupyMiami will be taking over Bayfront Park at 1:30pm on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST.  MEETUP AT THE TORCH OF FRIENDSHIP.

This is an opportunity for everyone involved to meet each other, get organized, and gauge the level of commitment.  Exchange information, ideas, get the revolution started locally!

Preliminary Meetup – Bayfront Park – 1:30p

Occupy Miami Event – Bayfront Park – 6:30p

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Urge Utility Companies to Make Better Energy Choices

For years, utility companies have relied on dirty fossil fuels to power our lives. They often even import vast quantities of coal—while neglecting local, home-grown, renewable energy resources and energy efficiency opportunities. They’re polluting our air, sending our money out of state, buying dirty coal, and shipping our clean energy resources overseas. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Please email the largest utility company in your state to find out where your power comes from (Note that in some cases, you will be contacting the parent company of your state electric utility). Ask for their current energy mix and plans for increasing investments in clean, renewable sources of electricity and energy efficiency. The choices the largest utility companies make have the most significant impact in your state and greatest potential to initiate industry-wide shifts in practice.

Utility companies have a lot of say in how our energy dollars are spent—but they’re not the only ones who have the power to transform the U.S. energy system to one that is cleaner and more sustainable. In the coming months we’ll be asking you to weigh in on the state and national energy policies that can also help shape these decisions. Stay tuned. And please email us at cleanenergy@ucsusa.org to let us know how your state’s largest utility responds!

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Clean Energy 101

Clean Energy 101

No single solution can meet our society’s future energy needs. The answer lies instead in a family of diverse energy technologies that share a common thread: they do not deplete our natural resources or destroy our environment.

Renewable energy technologies tap into natural cycles and systems, turning the ever-present energy around us into usable forms. The movement of wind and water, the heat and light of the sun, heat in the ground, the carbohydrates in plants-all are natural energy sources that can supply our needs in a sustainable way. Because they are homegrown, renewables can also increase our energy security and create local jobs.

Our experts work to analyze the technologies and policies to build a cost effective, sustainable energy future. We aim to enact federal and state policies that support renewable energy, reduce barriers to the adoption of renewable technologies, and encourage all energy purchasers to use renewables. We also work to support improving energy efficiency, an important strategy to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, provide significant reductions in electricity use, and save consumers money. And while we transition toward clean energy sources, we advocate for technologies, fuels, and policies that reduce air and global warming pollution from fossil fuels.

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