Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Library Presents Alternative Energy Programs

BISBEE, AZ – The Copper Queen Library will feature two free programs related to alternative energy with a screening of the documentary film “Who Killed the Electric Car?” on May 19 at 5:30 pm and a follow-up presentation by the co-founder of the Tucson Electric Vehicle Club on May 20 at 6:30pm.

Both programs will be held in the Library Meeting Room at 6 Main Street.

Running solely on electricity, General Motors' fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles were so efficient, they were on the brink of altering the future of driving in America-- perhaps even the world. Those lucky enough to drive one gave it glowing reviews. So why were they all destroyed?

Narrated by Martin Sheen and featuring on screen contributions with Ed Begley Jr., Ralph Nader, and Alexandra Paul, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” is a murder mystery like no other, as it unravels the puzzling demise of a vehicle that could have saved the environment and America’s dangerous addiction to foreign oil.

This documentary investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. It examines the Bush administration’s role in the car’s being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States.

Then, for a local perspective on energy challenges and alternatives, join Rush Dougherty, co-founder of the Tucson Electric Vehicle Club, the following evening, May 20 at 6:30pm, to learn about his interest in and experiences with e-cars – he is currently converting a Chevy S-10 -- and bring your questions!

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and are free and open to all members of the public.

For additional information, contact the library at 432-4232.