6/11 Wed 6 PM potluck 7 PM panel "Energy Reality Check: A CoRE Project Special Event"

Date(s) - Wednesday 06/11/2008
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

So the cost of a gallon of gas has reached $4.00. Yet our nation is
consuming imported oil and natural gas at a steadily increasing
rate. Meanwhile, we may now have passed through the pivotal point of
“Peak Oil,” leaving the world with an inexorably diminishing supply of
oil in the face on continuously growing demand.

When we look to our leaders for solutions, the best they can come up
with is a “Gas Tax Holiday”!! The folks at the CoRE Project think it’s time
for an “Energy Reality Check.” There is mounting evidence that high
energy prices are here to stay and that still higher prices are on the
way. Prices for gasoline are already $8/gal in Ireland and $12 in

Retired University of New Hampshire professor Clifford Wirth will be
in Troy for the evening of Wednesday, June 11, to present his analysis
of just how serious is the predicament that we are facing. Following
his presentation, Prof. Wirth will join a panel of local policy makers
to enlighten us about energy/conservation oriented initiatives and
challenges with which they are engaged here in the Hudson-Mohawk

So join us at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue, at
6:00 PM for a pot luck dinner and then lend your ear at 7:00PM for
Prof. Wirth and the panel.

Clifford Wirth leads a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds
in academics, energy policy, oil industry, engineering, electric
utilities, economic development, applied policy analysis,
environmental science, and local, state, and federal government. The
group is experienced in practical problem-solving, contingency
planning, and risk management. They are dedicated to advising
individuals and organizations on how to best handle the challenges of
Peak Oil. There is more information on the web at


The Community Renewable Energy (CoRE) Project is a loosely constituted
group of concerned citizens from the Hudson-Mohawk region who work to
raise awareness of energy issues and advocate for conservation and a
migration to less energy intensive public infrastructure. For more
information or to join our mailing list, visit our website at