MDCRES Monthly: Learning by Doing – Solar Decathlon Homebuilding Competition

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 6:30 PM The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build leading-edge net-zero houses on a central site, ultimately presenting them to tens of thousands of visitors in Denver from October 5-15, 2017. Students collaborate with industry leaders to develop unique solutions for the residential market, integrating new …

MDCRES Monthly: The Future of Carbon Fiber Recycling + Call for Volunteers!

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 6:30 PM Did you know that carbon fiber can be recycled while fully maintaining virgin-like properties? Come meet Vartega, a Golden-based technology development company specializing in the carbon fiber-reinforced plastic recycling process. Jordan Harris (Process Engineer) and Sean Kline (VP of Engineering) will be talking about the properties of carbon fiber composites, …

KK DuVivier: Deep Decarbonization

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 7:00 PM KK Duvivier is a Professor at the Denver University Law School. She will talk about Deep Decarbonization. —————— Free. Join us for a networking reception with food and drinks after the presentation. Co-sponsored by the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, the JUC Green Task Force and New Energy Colorado/Golden Earth Days. www.cres-energy.org RSVP not required but …

What Can We Do Now? Strategies and Solutions at the Local and State Level

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 5:30 PM *This is just an announcement, you MUST register on Brown Paper Tickets to gain access to the event* Register here, it’s free! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725584 This event is offered in partnership with MDCRES, the Alliance Center and the Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development. The nation’s environmental movement should not count on the …

Rutt Bridges: Autonomous Vehicles & The Environment

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 7:00 PM Futurist, Entrepreneur, and Author Rutt Bridges is the author of “Driverless Car Revolution” and is working on a new book “Driverless Conquers Congestion”. The autonomous vehicle revolution will have deep impacts on society as everything revolves around transportation and the energy we use to move goods and people. Learn what …

Gov. Bill Ritter: Powering Forward on Clean Energy Policy (Tuesday)

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 7:00 PM Gov. Bill Ritter on Powering Forward – Why Changing Political Winds Can’t Stop the Clean Energy Revolution Prospects for launching into a powerful clean energy policy regime have considerably dimmed since the November elections. Nevertheless, the ‘Smart Money’ is still on renewables, argues former Colorado governor Bill Ritter, because their …

The Grid Needs a Battery! Why Storage is Key to a Clean Renewable Energy Economy

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 26 Jan 2017 7:00 PM  Hear Rhonda Peters & Ken Regelson this coming Thursday on The GRID needs a BATTERY – Why Storage is Key to a Clean Renewable Energy Economy Batteries hold the key to a power grid based on clean renewable energy sources but they can do a lot more than most of us …

Solar Wars 2017: Tariffs, Net-Metering and the Trump Effect

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 6:45 PM Please join us as Bill Ellard of Energy Solutions Partners discusses the current and future trends in the solar industry, with a focus on utility tariff reform for residential premises. Besides delving into proposed net-metering changes and their effect on solar adoption in the US, Bill will explore the changing …