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20110414 – Discussion Topic – Why do we need energy alternatives?

Segment #1:  News Rant
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Article from RollingStone
The Real Housewives of Wall Street
Published April 12, 2011
by Matt Taibbi

Why is the Federal Reserve forking over $220 million in bailout money to the wives of two Morgan Stanley bigwigs?

Segment #2:  Alternative Energy News
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  15 minutes

Sterling Allan’s show note are available at

Segment #3:  Feature Presentation – Why we need energy alternatives!
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & ZeroFossilFuel
Estimated time:  30 minutes

Issues to discuss:

     1)    Impact of oil usage on environment – human toll – Gulf of Mexico mess still killing people today

    2)     Impact of nuclear – Japan – Fukujima – Diablo Canyon in CA sits on fault line – 21 reactors in US of similar design, 14 of them on fault lines

    3)      Energy as “force multiplier” – use of energy replaces man power – without reliable source of energy society would be returned to pre-industrial age

    4)      Brief discussion of alternatives that could be implemented quickly with some discussion of pros and cons

Segment #4:  Audience Q&A session
Estimated time:  10 minutes

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