The Man-Made Disaster Known As Hurricane Katrina

Back-to-back documentaries coming up on the causes and after-effects of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans.

This ongoing man-made disaster¬† will be examined from two perspectives: The Climate Change Relocation Center of Seattle is offering a free screening of the new Spike Lee documentary If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, 3-9, Sunday, August 29 at Re-Bar, 1114 Howard St. in Seattle. This is also a cajun & creole food potluck, so bring your best heat. 21 and over–drinks available.

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Bill Beyers, the state economy & energy demand forecasting

Professor Bill Beyers recently gave a talk on long-term structural changes in the Washington State economy to both the Seattle Economics Council and the Bonneville Power Administration .  He also helped the Northwest Power and Conservation Council select new experts for is independent economics advisory committee. This Council was created by Congress in 1980 to do electrical power demand forecasting in the Pacific Northwest, and Beyers has advised the Council from its inception.

Here’s their latest power demand forecast:

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