Archive for September, 2010

2010 SGE Annual Conference

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Online registration for the 2010 SGE Annual Conference is now available at:

The conference will be held November 15-16, 2010 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Please click here to see the flyer and preliminary conference program.

Invitation: Fiscal New Year Party

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

It’s the start of FY 2011; Do you have an appropriation yet? With our friends at APPBPA, YGL, and ABFM, SGE is hosting a happy hour to celebrate the New Fiscal Year.

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Place: RFD Washington Restaurant
810 7th Street, NW; Washington, DC
[Half a block from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Red Line. Exit one block from the Verizon Center, 1 1/2 blocks from the new convention center.]

With remarks by Stan Collender, a partner at Qorvis Communications and founder of the blog Capital Gains and Games. He is also the author of “The Guide to the Federal Budget.”

Cash bar. Light fare provided. Please RSVP at, so we can plan for the apportionments (of beer, wine, and appetizers).

PDF version: Fiscal New Year Invite

9/23 Lunch: Martin Apple, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Our Energy Future – The Intersect of Science, Economics, and Politics

Dr. Apple will begin with a discussion of the ecological footprints of economic activity, including Earth’s million-year history of emitting Carbon into the air and why it has created a greenhouse warming effect. He will also examine the growing impact of the current rise in atmospheric CO2 on climate instability. Using informative graphs, Dr. Apple will then present the full picture of energy in the United States – where it comes from, how it is captured and used, and how it is lost. He will explain that there are only four pathways forward that we have, and argue for what our best strategy would be. Under his proposed strategy we would be able to pay for the transition to achieve GHG-free energy by the year 2030. He will conclude with a broader discussion of the “intersect of science and politics,” and present an evidence-based roadmap for how we can lead large scale change.