To FPS people:
The election is over and the results are clear (the closest race has a margin over 90 votes).
Congratulations to the winners.
Vice-Chair: Lawrence Krauss
Executive Committee: Barbara Levi, Pete Zimmerman
FPS Rep. to POPA: Ruth Howes
The turnout was the largest in over a decade. There were 908 votes cast (over 20% of our membership), there were no problems with duplicate votes (due to the new software), and no complaints from anyone.
Project on elements of an energy strategy
Considering the importance of implementing a more effective energy strategy for the near and long term, a session of invited papers is being organized by the Forum for the April 2006 meeting in Dallas on "elements of a near-term energy-strategy." This session will examine technologies that could contribute within the next 2 decades to a U.S. energy system that is improved with respect to oil security and environmental impacts. Such technologies might, for example, include hybrid cars among energy end uses and improved photovoltaic systems and nuclear power plants for energy production. This session is scheduled for 1:30 PM the last day of the meeting, Tuesday, April 25. There will also be an invited session on new types of climate change technologies at 10:45 that morning.
As a broader effort, FPS is examining how to proceed with a project utilizing the FPS Discussion Board, which has been inactive for more than a year, to provide information on energy technologies for both the near and longer term - the latter taken to be the first half of the 21st century. FPS members and others will be invited to help develop this information, as represented largely by key reports available in the literature or on web sites, which would be available as citations, links, or otherwise on the information side of the fpsboard web site.
The FPS Board itself could then be used for discussion of whatever aspects of these technologies and their use might be of interest to APS members. Furthermore, for small groups who wish to focus together on specific topics on energy technologies, the FPS Board can support private forums for discussion and joint work. We anticipate that the FPS Board site, at , will be reorganized for these purposes beginning in January.
At the April meeting, most of the FPS business meeting on the afternoon of Monday, April 24, will be devoted to this project, so that those who are interested may wish to plan on being at this meeting, as well as attending the invited sessions on Tuesday. The business meeting will occur right after the Forum awards session.
Indoor Environment Dept., Environmental Energy Technologies Div.
Bldg 90 - Rm 3058, Lawrence Berkeley N Lab
Univ. of California, Berkeley CA 94720
phone 510-486-6377 fax 510-486-6658 email firstname.lastname@example.org