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Q1: Alternative Energy

March 6, 2006

Will gas prices continue to rise? Have we seen the end of subsidized oil in this country? Will drilling the Alaskan wilderness or control over the Middle East really hedge future costs? These questions are driving demand for more sustainable alternative energy solutions like hybrids and biodiesel. Will it continue?

Who knows; but analysts site that crude oil prices have doubled since 2001, but oil companies have increased their budgets for exploring new oil fields by only a small fraction. Likewise, U.S. refineries are working close to capacity, yet no new refinery has been constructed since 1976. And oil tankers are fully booked, but outdated ships are being decommissioned faster than new ones are being built. Could this be goodbye "oil addiction" and hello to an era of Alternative Energy?

Please join us and our guest speakers, Dr. Robert Wilder and Mark Snyder, for what's sure to be an enlightening evening on these issues.

Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D

Dr. Wilder is CEO & Founder of Wildershares, LLC; he is the Manager of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from University of San Diego School of Law. In addition Dr. Wilder is a Visiting Faculty at University of California, San Diego.

His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship, an American Assn. for the advancement of Science/EPA Fellowship in Environmental Science & Technology, and National Academy of Sciences Young Investigator Award (twice). While a Fellow at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., he focused on innovative technologies that prevent harm to ecosystems while being profitable to boot. He is originally from Baltimore, Maryland; his 1-acre demonstration site in San Diego, California is solar-powered and a display of practical, innovative ecological solutions.

Mark Snyder, Owner Mark Snyder Electric

Mark Snyder, licensed California Contractor, organic farmer, inventor, community activist, and long time San Diego resident, is on a mission. Mark believes that it is time to change the way people regard alternative energy. And he seems to be doing just that.

Mark says, "In this age of foreign dependency, oil shocks, and electric power deregulation, people all over the world are finding that alternative power is more than just a good idea. It's become a necessity."

These presentations are for informational purposes only.

This not a solicitation for any product or service.