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New Energy Congress -- Committees
To have areas of specialty for reviewing the various energy technology claims.
Instructions to Congress members
- Choose a committee on which you wish to serve, and add your name there (use "edit" link next to the pertinent section heading). You may serve on more than one committee.
- Subscribe to all discussion lists with a "web only" option, except the committees on which you wish to be active. Even though you will not be on all committees, you will want to be able to send mail to them, and to be able to review their discussions.
- Each committee should have a chairman. Committees with more than two people named should elect a chairman.
- Moderate the committee discussion list.
- Provide periodic reports of committee decisions and progress to the Congress as a whole. Frequency of reports will depend on level of activity. There should be at least one report per quarter, even if nothing is taking place, in which case the report will read simply: "no activity".
List of Committees
Purpose of each of these is to provide specific scientific specialty review as relevant to technologies under review.
- Ken Rauen
- Fran Giroux
- To ascertain the business acumen of the company or inventor's group, and provide recommendations to flailing enterprises to prevent poor business practices from impeding the progress of legitimate science.
- To help inventors avoid the quicksand and pitfalls from funding arrangements not in their best interest; and to advise the Congress on these matters.
- Ken Rasmussen, committee chair
- Paul Noel
- Provide defense for inventors who come under attack or who are threatened.
- Provide legal input, both regarding the technologies, as well as to the Congress in its operations.
- Specializing in questions of protection of intellectual property. Pluses and minuses of patenting.
- Review incoming membership applications prior to sending them to the NEC body for a vote.
- On March 1, 2006; Sterling Allan, Sepp Hasslberger, Todd Hathaway, and Louis Pastor were unanimously approved by NEC to serve on the NEC Membership committee. (tally)
- Administer the database and other computer/technical needs of the Congress.
- To facilitate the awareness of the benefits of open sourcing, and to help foster open source projects.
- Broad (and not necessarily deep) awareness of the range of technologies available.
- Specialize in investigating and identifying fraudulent operations. Also internal affairs, watching out for infiltration, sabotage, and other inside security issues.
- Overseeing housekeeping task such as bookkeeping, web development, marketing, security, rules, legal status.
- Foster social interaction among Congress members, as well as between Congress members and the inventors and companies with which they interact. Will help organize key events and coordinate itineraries.