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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 10 October 2005






Weekly Update 10 October 2005




·         Energy Emergencies, Higher Prices:  What Needs to Be Done

·         Great Lakes Water Levels – Briefing

·         From Edison to Enron – New Book

·         Combined Federal Campaign


Energy Emergencies, Higher Prices:  What Needs to Be Done


What are energy prices like to be over the winter?  How are states planning for energy emergencies?  What programs and services are available, particularly for low-income consumers?  What can Congress do?  A Capitol Hill briefing on Wednesday, October 12, seeks to answer these questions.  Speaking will be the administrator of the Energy Information Administration and representatives of the National Association of State Energy Officials, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association.  The October 12 briefing will run from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm in room HC-5 of the U.S. Capitol.  Contact:  Diane DeVaul at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/464-4009).


Great Lakes Water Levels – Briefing

The Great Lakes Task Forces on Wednesday, October 12, will host a briefing about the International Joint Commission’s revised plan of study on the water levels and outflows of the Upper Great Lakes.  The briefing, featuring Dennis Schornack, chairman of the U.S. section of the IJC, will begin at 2:00 pm in 2325 Rayburn House Office Building.  Contact:  Joy Mulinex with the Great Lakes Task Force (202/224-1211).

From Edison to Enron – New Book

Praeger Publishers has released From Edison to Enron, a new book by the Institute’s Richard Munson that highlights the business of power and what it means for the future of electricity.  “This splendid book,” said one reviewer, “is as readable as it is rigorous in its fascinating journey through the creation and the evolution of the electricity enterprise in the 20th century.  What sets Munson’s work apart is his probing exploration of the powerful and diverse personalities who collectively shaped what has become the world’s largest and most complex machine.”  Click here to read more reviews or to purchase a copy.

Combined Federal Campaign


The Northeast-Midwest Institute – a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, financed by contributions from foundations, state governments, federal grants, and individuals – has been approved to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the nation’s largest workplace giving campaign.  If you are a federal government employee and would like to help support Institute's programs dedicated to issues affecting the Northeast-Midwest region, please enter CFC code #0851 on your pledge card during the annual fund drive. Thank you.


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