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Renew Missouri adds Mark Walter as Deputy Director

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Hi, my name is Mark Walter, and I'm the Deputy Director for Renew Missouri.

I'm very excited that Scott's Contracting has offered to make allow Renew Missouri to become contributors to the St. Louis Renewable Energy blog.  Before we start making substantive posts regarding our statewide policy efforts in Missouri, I wanted to take some time and explain a bit about who Renew Missouri is, what we do on a daily basis, and how you can get involved.

Founded in 2006 by our Director PJ Wilson, Renew Missouri is a policy organization dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency.  We are guided by our organizations mission:

To transform Missouri into a leading state in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency by 2016.

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Mark Walter Deputy Director http://www.renewmo.org/staff.html

We've had some significant successes in the past with the help of our amazing supporters.  In 2007, we passed the Net Metering Act, which allowed renewable energy system owners to connect their systems to the grid and get credit for the energy they create.

Also, we were the political force behind the Renewable Energy Standard ballot initiative in 2008, which mandated that Missouri's investor owned utilities get 15% of their energy from renewable sources by 2021.  The RES passed with a whopping 66% of Missourians in support, and it's the law responsible for all of the solar rebates in our state.

With the advent of the solar industry, Renew Missouri also worked hard to spin off other industry organizations like the Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association (MOSEIA), Missouri Interfaith Power and Light (MO-IPL), to help strengthen the conversation about renewables and energy efficiency.

Unfortunately, we also have to spent a significant amount of time protecting the laws that we helped pass against legal attacks and legislation that would render it useless.  This past year, for example, we took Empire Electric to the Supreme Court for refusing to ever pay solar rebates in their territory.  We haven't heard the verdict from the Justices yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed for a positive outcome.  You can read more about it here.

We plan to keep working hard to transform the energy landscape in Missouri to be cleaner, more sustainable, and better for the health and welfare of Missouri, but we need your help!  Subscribe to our newsletter on the website, attend our events, volunteer to help out, and donate to the cause!  We look forward to a future when Missouri doesn't rely on $1.6 BILLION of imported coal for its energy needs, and you can help us get there with your support!

Thanks for taking the time, and I look forward to meeting you all in person at a St. Louis event in the future!

President Obama addresses Ferguson Part 7

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President Obama in Chicago 

addresses Ferguson, Rioting, Unjustness after the #FergusonDecision, Immigration, and Republicans who can't pass a Law.



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Part 6 Ferguson Decision-Cover Up and Rigged

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Was the Ferguson Grand Jury Proceedings a Cover Up and Rigged- I bet yes.

#FergusonDecision-the Day the rest of the World learns how dysfunctional the StLouis Region actually is. 

(Links to the Actual Ferguson Grand Jury Documents at the bottom of the webpage)



 






About a minute into McCulloughs report on the Case of Darren Wilson I posted this on Twitter:



I am trusting that the New York Times post of the #FergusonDecision Grand Jury Paperwork are the actual transcripts.





Documents Released in the Ferguson Case

Ferguson Decision

Universities & Education Event 


See more of the Ferguson Stories and Videos from the Locals Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5, Part 6 


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Part 5-I cant believe it either Grand Jury FergusonDecision

St Louis, MO Ferguson, MO, USA
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Unless you have been living without any news or internet you by now realize that the Grand Jury led by McCullouch returned a No-Indictment finding in favor of Darren Wilson when he shot and killed Mike Brown. Part 5-


I can't believe it either Grand Jury Ferguson






When I read that protests were held all around the World in the wake of the the GJ decision.  I am not the only one who feels the injustice of the situation.









Here's what a few of my twitter followers say about the no indictment ruling:

Season Greetings From StLouis
















I feel its been a cover up from day 1.  













































































Next: Part 6 #FergusonDecision Grand Jury Findings

See more of the Ferguson Stories and Videos from the Locals Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6   



Ferguson Decision

Universities & Education Event 



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Part4 Ferguson Stories Tweets Videos from the Locals

St Louis, MO Ferguson, MO, USA
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Is it true? I sure hope not, but the Information provided by Anonymous in re to Darren Wilsons KKK ties explains alot to me about how screwed up the system that we the people are told is there to protect us.

This brings up many questions I have about the hiring of Police Officers by Ferguson Police Department.

  1. Are there background checks done before hiring Officers of the Law?
  2. Are there more KKK members involved in the Ferguson PD?
# of days that Darren Wilson has remained free : 104
# of days that Kajieme Powell has been dead : 95
# of days that Vonderrit Myers Jr. has been dead : 43
Latest Open Letter, noindictment.org, and text alert
Check out the latest Open Letter, entitled, "Bringing Attention to Persistent Injustice" which was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch yesterday.

Visit noindictment.org for the latest information regarding post-GJ plans.

Also, join the 13,000 people who have signed up to receive a text re: the decision once its announced.
Let's Stay Connected

So You Know
Companies Request Out-of-State Security Officers Be Granted Licenses by STL County PD, PD Speeds Up Processing Timeline There has been an increased demand in the number of requests for licenses to private security. In response to the demand, the police have sped up processing timelines. But you need to read this entire article for yourself. And importantly, this is written by Christine Byers -- check the title and tone as a defense of police practices. Absolute must read.

Lawyer Who Killed VonDerrit Is Identified Jason H. Flanery has been identified as the officer who killed VonDerrit. His name was accidently released to the familyAbsolute must read.

Ferguson Mayor and Police Chief Declining All Interviews Until After GJ Announcement In an interesting twist, Mayor Knowles and Chief Jackson are declining to speak to any media until after the GJ decision is announcedImportant read.

Were The Deleted Ferguson Emails Searched? It appears that when the City of Ferguson searched through emails to comply with a data request, they did not search through deleted emails. Deeply problematic and another seeming indication of corruption. Absolute must read.

Protestor Artist Raises Hands of Hope, Covers Boarded Up Buildings Protestor Damon Davis recently began an innovative art project wherein he placed art over the boards on some of the boarded up business in Ferguson. Powerful read/view

Should VonDerrit Have Been Let Out On Bail? This article is included simply so you can see all sides of the media coverage re: STL. This article presents the arguments that perhaps VonDerrit would still be alive if he had not been allowed out on bailThough we find this to be subtle victim-blaming, we encourage you to read it.

Grand Jury Decision May Come Friday, Announcement Later The Grand Jury will meet on Friday and may render a decision, which would then be announced at a later date. This article provides a brief recap and hypothesis of potential timing.

Meet Brittany Packnett, A Member of the Ferguson Commission This is an interview and profile of Brittany Packnett, one of two youth members and active protestors on the Ferguson CommissionMust read.

Red Cross Is Ready to Respond in Ferguson The Red Cross of Greater St. Louis is prepared and ready to respond in the event of emergencies resulting after the GJ announcement. 

Country Star Hunter Hayes Cancels STL Concert Due to Pending GJ Announcement We won't lie to you -- we didn't know who Hunter Hayes was before reading this article. But Hayes has canceled his concert scheduled for today due to the GJ announcementInteresting.

5 Questions About The National Guard This succinct and informative Q&A will help you better understand the role of the National Guard. Read it.

What's Next
November 21st (TOMORROW)
A Peace Rally For Youth -- 2,000 Hands Up
Time: 6pm CST

Location: Harris Stowe State University, Emerson Gym, 3026 Laclede Avenue

Events in Ferguson
Remember to check the calendar for events happening in Ferguson. 

Your Role In The Movement
  • #FRONATION Click here to purchase one of the #FRONATION t-shirts. 
  • Support Livestreamer @Rebelutionary_Z by donating money or purchasing supplies.
  • Bail Fund Donations. Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) have a bail fund to assist protesters. Click here to donate. According to organizers, the police are aiming to deplete the current bail fund by making the bail of any arrested protester $1,000, the legal limit. Please help.
  • ArchCityDefenders. This is the group of lawyers providing legal assistance to arrested protesters and assisting with legal strategy related to the protests. This is also the group that has led the work on the fines and fees issue in Missouri. Learn more and support them.
  • Ferguson Digital Archive. Washington University has led the creation of a digital repository aiming to "preserve and make accessible" content related to the killing of Mike Brown. Submit or review material.
  • Unapologetically BlackClick here to purchase a shirt by the Black Youth Project that reads "Unapologetically Black." Love these shirts.
  • And Counting. Click here to purchase one of the now iconic shirts that lists of the names of the victims of black lives lost in state violence. 
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