NCRES Speakers Series: Energy Efficiency 101

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 7:00 PM We’ll have a residential energy efficiency overview from Greg Fox of Efficiency Matters.   The focus will be on understanding the basics of home energy performance and ways consumers can improve their energy efficiency through basic and more in-depth energy retrofitting. Efficiency Matters, LLC. is a local building performance company …

Barriers to 100% Clean Energy – Does Colorado Need Electricity Competition?

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 6:45 PM Clean, renewable solar and wind electricity have become cost-effective. In many parts of the country, there are open, competitive markets that allow communities, non-monopoly companies, and individuals to choose from a variety of power generators and rate plans – but not in Colorado.  In this talk, Ken will briefly review …

MDCRES Monthly: What’s Happening in Corporate Renewables

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 6:30 PM In the past several years, corporations have dominated the renewable energy space, buying an enormous volume of wind and solar in the U.S. and abroad and helping to drive record-breaking capacity additions.  In this talk by Amy Haddon, VP of Communications for Boulder-based Renewable Choice Energy, you’ll learn what the …

Extreme Weather & Climate Change – How to respond?

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 7:00 PM Phil Nelson, PhD  Extreme Weather and Climate Change – How should the U.S. respond?14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401 (Jefferson Unitarian)Thurs. Nov 17, 7pm Witness the human response to climate change as individuals and institutions respond to the challenge as extreme weather events like heat waves, floods, and wildfires …

NCRES Speakers Series: Distributed Energy Storage Update

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 7:00 PM Alison Mason of Spirae will join us to discuss the role of energy storage in integrating up to 100% renewable energy into the power grid.  Energy storage gets top billing today as the missing link between variable renewable energy (wind and solar) and a stable power supply and, indeed, there …

Renewable Energy Year End Get-Together Party (Fr Dec 16)

View On Meetup.com Date Friday, 16 Dec 2016 6:30 PM We’re having a Renewable Energy Year End Get-Together Party at my home in Golden on Friday, Dec. 16,  6:30 – 9:30 pm. (There is no speaker event in December). While six-packs or wine donations are welcome, this isn’t a potluck, so don’t bring food. We’ll prepare ample fantastic finger foods to accommodate many …

The Evolution and Future of Wind Energy

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 6:45 PM The international wind industry has grown by leaps and bounds. In 2015, it was a $330 billion dollar industry worldwide, employing 88,000 in the US alone. It is now one of the lowest cost renewable energy options. The technology has evolved to become far more reliable, predictable, and grid-friendly making …

Sun Power Squared – How to Ramp Up Solar to Power the World

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 7:00 PM Dr. Greg Wilson, NREL  Unsubsidized solar photovoltaics is fast becoming the cheapest electricity source but at present it only provides three percent of the world’s energy needs. NREL’s Greg Wilson, has long been investigating how we can ramp up solar to get near the projected terawatt demand. He’ll illustrate his …

Energy / Water Nexus

View On Meetup.com Date Monday, 17 Oct 2016 7:00 PM What role can renewable energy play in our future? What are the water implications of future energy systems? What are the energy requirements for water systems? Jordan Macknick from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will answer these and other questions during his presentation on the Energy/Water Nexus. Jordan Macknick …

NCRES Holiday Party at Wolverine Publick House

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 6:00 PM Please note our Holiday Party this year is a week earlier than normal, start a 6 pm and will take place at the Wolverine Farm Publick House on 316 Willow Street in Old Town.  It’s that time of year for our NCRES Holiday Party!This year NCRES and Green Drinks have joined …