The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club will feature at its Thursday, August 25 meeting a presentation about California's Energy and Climate Legislation Future by Union of Concerned Scientists California Policy Manager Dan Kalb.

The meeting will take place at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, in Danville. Social time at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., with the program at 7:15 p.m. Members and invited guests can enjoy the dinner and program for $25, non-members $30, presentation only is $5 (requested donation). 

Please RSVP by Monday, August 22, to Jim Donnelly. Mail checks, made out to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526. For more information, visit the club's web site.

Where will we get our energy in the future? Does nuclear power play a major role? Can we become “energy independent? Will our energy costs continue to soar? Will we follow through with our ground breaking Green House Gas Emissions control legislation?
 
Dan Kalb has been the California Policy Manager for the Union of Concerned Scientists since 2003.  Kalb works with state legislators, agency officials, civic, business and labor leaders, and other NGOs promoting strong and effective clean vehicles, renewable energy, and global warming solutions in California.  A veteran at working with the media, Mr. Kalb has appeared on PBS's NewsHour  and been interviewed by dozens of reporters on various state and local energy and environmental issues.

Mr. Kalb has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News.  Immediately before coming to UCS, he worked as a chapter director for the Sierra Club, where he took a leadership role in clean energy, open space, air quality, and SF Bay protection issues.  Mr. Kalb received his bachelor's degree in Conservation of Natural Resources from U.C. Berkeley, and has a master's degree in public administration and nonprofit management from the University of San Francisco. 

Dan is a member of the California Democratic Party Executive Board and has also been a frequent policy advisor to selected candidates for state legislative and local office.

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