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On May 13, 2010 the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) issued a challenge to the nation’s brightest minds to find a path to offset the roughly 20 percent of oil that we currently consume from the Gulf of Mexico and import from the Persian Gulf.  

The Clean Energy Gulf Challenge generated interest from academic institutions, non-governmental agencies, private companies and citizens.  The plans received specify a multitude of ways that America can end our dependence on ‘Gulf’ oil, including increased use of electric vehicles, biofuels, fuel efficiency and various policy recommendations.   

Clean Energy Gulf Challenge is hosting a series of webinars this week to highlight the finalists. 

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, along with a panel of expert reviewers, chose three Clean Energy Gulf Challenge finalists to present their ideas to the public via lunchtime webinars on July 6th, 7th and 8th.   

Then the public will have an opportunity to vote for the plan that they feel best allows our nation to get out of the ‘Gulfs’ beginning on July 9th.   

Those unable to attend the webinars will be able to review the abstracts, the recorded podcasts of each webinar and the accompanying Powerpoint presentations via the website for each submission before placing their vote.  

 • Tuesday, July 6th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST – Dr. Jerry Brown, Founding Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami. 
 • Wednesday, July 7th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST – Bill Bailey with the National Energy Independence Plan (NEIP). Click here to register.

 • Thursday, July 8th from 12:00pm – 1:15pm EST – Simon Mahan, Campaign Analyst for Oceana. Click here to register.

Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join both the audio and visual portions of the Webinar. (Note: each webinar requires separate registration)

The $10,000 prizewinner of the Clean Energy Gulf Challenge will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th.  


What an awesome idea! I can't wait to learn more about the finalists.


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