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SPC to hold forum on gulf oil crisis, energy alternatives

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SPC to hold forum on gulf oil crisis, energy alternatives

Now that the oil spill in the gulf is no longer front-page news, attention turns to energy alternatives, what those alternatives look like and what policy issues are in play to ensure that the United States reaches energy independence efficiently and effectively.

To help start the discussion, St. Petersburg College's Seminole campus is holding a forum, "The Gulf Oil Crisis: Pathways to Policy on the Future of Energy," on Saturday.

The main feature will be a panel presentation and discussion with Dan Lashof, Climate Center director, National Resources Defense Council; Dr. David A. Cartes, director of the Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability and associate director of the Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University; Barry Moline, executive director, Florida Municipal Electric Association; and Dale Brill, president, Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation and former state director of the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.

The session will end with comments from state Sen. Dennis Jones, R-Treasure Island, and state Rep. Janet Long, D-Seminole.

The forum is at 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Digitorium, 9200 113th St. N. To attend the event, RSVP at floridacleanenergy.biz.

To watch live online, link to mms://media.spcollege.edu/ oil-crisis.

Republican Brickfield for Democrat Harris?

The Buzz caught up with Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield at a recent Council of North County Neighborhoods candidate forum. We asked him about the County Commission races on the Nov. 2 ballot.

It has long been chattered about how Brickfield, a Republican and former Pinellas GOP vice chairman, is backing Democrat Calvin Harris. Brickfield wouldn't say it out loud, but he also wouldn't deny it.

"I will vote for the best candidate for the position," Brickfield repeatedly said.

Harris faces Norm Roche, a former Democrat running as a Republican.

Green Business Summit

St. Petersburg mayor listed among speakers

The Tampa Bay Green Business Summit scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Tampa Convention Center is attracting a long list of elected officials and candidates. Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster were announced early on as featured speakers. Recently announced guests now include Hillsborough County Commissioner Rose Ferlita and Bob Buckhorn, both Tampa mayoral candidates; Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner; Hillsborough commission candidates Sandy Murman and Linda Saul-Sena; and Tampa City Council member Curtis Stokes, likely to be making a run for the council in March 2011.

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Chamber comes out against Amendment 4

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber is strongly urging early voters to vote no on Amendment 4, what it calls the "vote on everything initiative."

If approved, the amendment would require that all local and county comprehensive land use plan changes meet voter approval. The chamber is part of a coalition of nearly 300 business, civic and labor groups leading the "Vote No on 4" campaign. "We have been one of the toughest hit states of this recession," said Tom Morrissette, chamber president. "Passage of this amendment will set our recovery efforts back by years. It will send a message to all businesses looking to expand or relocate in our state to go somewhere else."

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