CAlifornians for Renewable Energy, Inc. (CARE) is a non-profit public benefit corporation organized under the laws of California in 1999 recognized as a tax-exempt under §501 (c)(3) of the US Tax Code for the purpose of educating the public about, and encouraging public agencies to consider, alternative forms of renewable energy as a means of avoiding (1) dependence on declining supplies of fossil fuels and (2) the harmful air emissions their use occasions. For a link to CARE’s documents page on current and previous projects go to http://www.calfree.com/Documents.htm
CARE and its members are vitally interested in securing and assisting in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) investigation into any “additional evidence and proposed new and/or modified findings of fact based upon proffered evidence that is either indicative or counter-indicative of market manipulation” by energy companies like Enron.
CARE is seeking the assistance of interns to help in the analysis of the responses to discovery requests to energy companies to insure in the public’s interest that all the evidence in this case is properly considered necessary to assure true and full disclosure of the facts in the California and Western Energy Crises that resulted from market manipulation during 2000 and 2001. Duties include the following:
1. Review of energy company responses to data requests in several Enron related cases before the FERC
2. Assist CARE in preparation of motions, petitions, comments, and data requests before the FERC
3. Advocate before the Commissioners, Administrative Law Judges, FERC Staff, State and Federal Legislators, and the Governor, on CARE motions and petitions before the FERC.
4. There is currently propose rulemaking before the FERC in which CARE is a formal Party, which proposes a nation-wide redesign of the energy, and natural gas markets. This process provides an opportunity for interns to participate in the environmental review of this project’s Environmental Impact Statement under NEPA.
CARE and its members are vitally interested in the protection of the environment, social justice, and meaningful and informed public participation, before the California Energy Commission (CEC) in the siting and construction of power plants in the state of California.
CARE is seeking interns to assist CARE’s officers and expert consultants in several current natural gas fired power plants before CEC. Duties include reviewing environmental documents prepared by CEC staff, project applicants, CARE experts, and other parties to the specific siting case. CARE’s current projects as a Party include;
CARE and its members are vitally interested in the protection of the environment, social justice, and meaningful and informed public participation, in the toxic clean up of the former Fort Ord Army base in Monterey County. CARE has joined with the Fort Ord Environmental Justice Network to seek funding of a $50,000 Technical Assistance Grant. CARE is seeking interns to assist CARE’s officers and expert consultants.
For further information or questions regarding internship opportunities with CARE contact Mike Boyd at (831) 465-8491 or E-mail at email@example.com