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IPL Conferences

2012 Conference site:

Kellogg Conference Hotel, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

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IPL President and Founder, The Reverend Canon Sally Bingham, opened each conference; she’s shown here at her Grace Cathedral, in San Francisco, where she worked to get solar panels installed.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER (2012):

Eric Pooley, author of The Climtate War

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IPL “Lobby Day” participants assembled, last morning of the conference:

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER (2014):

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

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2015 September 21, Terry Weygandt and Jalisa Ross carry OK-IPL banner in People’s Climate March of Oklahoma City.

Fostering Wind Energy Development

OK-IPL’s mission includes supporting renewable energy, wind energy falls squarely in that category, and Oklahoma (according to Rodgers and Hammerstein) is “where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain.” Accordingly, OK-IPL has begun to learn about and support development of wind energy in our state.

Our Executive Director has visited the Washington, DC, offices of Congressman James Lankford in 2012-2015 to encourage his support of production tax credits for wind energy development. (Waiting in the security-check line outside the Cannon House Office Building can be an unwelcome aspect of the experience.)

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Some members of our Advisory Board learned a lot about wind energy technology last September during a guided tour of ongoing construction at a large Oklahoma wind farm. The following pages contain a lightly-edited version of a report on that visit that was given later at one of our Advisory Board meetings.

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Regarding wind energy in Oklahoma,with help from the Rev. Linda Pope , who happens to live in the center of the CHISHOLM VIEW WIND FARM in HUNTER , OKLAHOMA , some members of OK-IPL were able to enjoy a guided tour of that project, involving 140 1.6 MW GE Turbines, spread over 45,000 acres, owned by 150 landowners. We were hosted on September 4 , 2012, by the project manager, Steve Williams:

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