Jill Derby to Unveil Energy Plan

When:  10:00 A.M, Wednesday, August 13, 2008.
Where: Renewable Energy Lab, UNR/TMCC Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno

Democratic candidate for Congress Jill Derby will lay out her plan for an energy independent America on Wednesday, at the Renewable Energy Lab on the UNR/TMCC Redfield Campus.  The Renewable Energy Lab is a state-of-the-art institution designed to promote education and research in renewable energy.

The Derby Energy Plan calls for an Apollo Project-style investment in 21st century renewable energy to end our dependence on foreign oil.  It includes goals for safeguarding national security, developing a strong 21st century economy by creating jobs through renewable energy development, and reducing the threat of global warming. 

Derby’s comprehensive plan differs greatly from the piecemeal proposals by her opponent, Republican Dean Heller, who has a proven record of helping Big Oil over Nevada families at the pump.   Heller has taken more than $40,000 in oil company contributions, including thousands from Halliburton and ConocoPhillips in August alone.  He has also consistently voted against bills that would provide relief at the pump, including releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and ending out-of-control speculation, despite promises to the contrary.