Please note the following items of interest......


Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies Grants Program

The staff of the Florida Energy & Climate Commission will hold a Rule
Development Workshop on Friday, March 20, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. in the Cabinet Meeting Room on the Lower Level of The Capitol to
hear public comments on the draft rules related to the Florida Energy
and Climate Protection Act and the Florida Green Government Grants Act.
LIVE audio will be available on the commission's website the day of the
workshop.  A copy of the notice and proposed rules can be viewed at

Written comments, recommendations, or questions regarding the rules may
also be submitted by Monday, April 6, 2009, to:

Florida Energy & Climate Commission

600 South Calhoun St., Suite 251

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Attention: April Groover

Or email to [log in to unmask]

All comments received by the commission are public records and will be
posted on the commission's website at
<> .


Funding Opportunity:   Demonstration of Integrated Biorefinery

The Department of Energy recently announced modifications to its 2008
grant offering for integrated biorefineries.  The original offering was
separated into two categories; pilot and demonstration scale. Initially,
DOE's offering had a fairly limited scope of feedstock that excluded
traditional food crops.  The recently issued modification creates two
additional categories that remove some of the feedstock limitations.
The grant modification will allow submission by previously excluded
technologies.  The modification also changed the due date from April 30,
2009 to May 29, 2009. The full modification can be found at:


Agriculture Committee Reaches Out on Climate Change

The House Agriculture Committee is seeking comments on proposals to
address global climate change.  The Committee is soliciting the opinions
of more than 400 agricultural, environmental, scientific and educational
groups and other members of the public, through a print- and web-based
questionnaire.  The questionnaire allows stakeholders throughout the
nation to provide the Committee with their views on the different
options being considered in Congress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- especially as they relate to the agriculture and forestry sectors.
The questionnaire can be accessed at
<> .  All responses must be on topic, in
line with House rules, and include the biographical information sheet.





Planning & Growth Management Workshop Concerning the Biofuels Sector -
Destin, Florida, March 23, 2009


5th National 25x'25 Renewable Energy Summit - Arlington, VA, March
31-April 2, 2009

The event will feature dozens of other prominent experts on the role
renewable energy development will play in countering a downturn in the
economy, boosting energy independence and enhancing the environment. The
role of agriculture and forestry in a carbon-reduced economy will be a
featured topic. Community wind, sustainability and the development of
woody biomass are other topics of discussion to be taken up at this
year's summit.  For Summit program details, registration and hotel
information, go to <> . 


2nd Annual National Waste to Fuels Conference and Trade Show - San
Diego, California, May 17-19, 2009 <> 


2009 Farm to Fuel Summit - Orlando, Florida, July 29-31, 2009

The 2009 Farm to Fuel Summit will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek,
site of last year's successful event.  We are now accepting sponsorships
and presentation abstracts.  If you would like to participate in this
year's event, visit for
details.  Summit registration and hotel reservations are now being
accepted as well.