A New Era for Solar – Sarah Kurtz, NREL (Th, Aug 24, 7pm)

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 7:00 PM Solar photovoltaics is now a resounding commercial success, even though PV is actually a relatively immature technology. Continued research will achieve further gains by optimized cell design, and increasing service life and reliability. But looking beyond technology improvements, solar can only unleash its full potential if we change how we …

NCRES Speakers Series: Fort Collins Renewable Energy Update

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 7:00 PM We’ll be joined by Tim McCollough, Light & Power Operations Manager for the City of Fort Collins, who will give an update on current renewable energy issues within the Utility.  Including the Customized Resource Planning effort at Platte River Power Authority, Corporate Customer 100% Renewable Energy Commitments, Solar Programs, and …

Is Fracking Good for your Health? Sat, May 20

View On Meetup.com Date Saturday, 20 May 2017 7:00 PM Is Fracking Good For Your Health? Catherine Thomasson, MDPhysicians for Social ResponsibilityJefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden (Applewood)Sat, May 20, 7pm – free What do we know today from current research about the health effects of fracking?For answers and to offer a science based perspective hear the former …

Hear the presentation “Can we replace Drake with Renewables?”

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 25 May 2017 6:30 PM Can we replace Drake With Renewables, While Keeping Rates Low and Reliability High? Join Ken Regelson and SECRES to discuss options for Colorado Springs Thursday May 25th 6:30 – 8 Talk starts at 7 Come early to socialize Can Colorado Springs have it all? Can we close coal-fired Martin Drake generator …

Why Science & Industry Need Public Funding, Tue, 5/16

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 16 May 2017 7:00 PM Eating Our Seed CornWhy Science and Industry Reject Trump’s Budget Cuts 14350 W. 32nd Ave, GoldenTue, May 16, 7pm Public research institutions are today’s drivers – and risk takers! – of technological innovation on which our advanced industries depend. Our panel will highlight the impact of these public-private partnerships at …

LED Streetlighting & Smart Infrastructure: Should Denver make the leap?

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 18 May 2017 6:30 PM There has been a lot of enthusiasm for LED streetlights in Denver related to their energy efficiency and opportunities for reduced maintenance and “light pollution”. However, as with most things, it is a bit more complicated than it seems. The light “temperature” can interfere with the natural cycles of people …

How to get C-PACE Financing for Renewable, Efficiency, and Water Cons. Projects

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 6:30 PM C-PACE is a new program to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation measures using private capital. Long-term financing enables “new way” cash flow focused project development providing a compelling opportunity for the building owner. C-PACE enables owners of eligible commercial & industrial buildings to finance up to 100% …

CRES Policy Panel – Lessons from the Last Legislative Session

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 6:30 PM A panel of CRES’ own Policy Committee members will be available to help digest the most recent legislative session and give an overview of current policies in Colorado. They will answer questions and offer insight on where we go next.  Please scroll to the bottom to see more information about …

NCRES Speakers Series: Passive House with Andrew Michler

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 7:00 PM Passive House is well known to be the global gold standard in energy efficient building design. Andrew Michler will present on how the standard works and go though his own project which is the first certified International Passive House in Colorado. By the numbers it is the most energy efficient …

Join SECRES for a Wind Farm Tour

View On Meetup.com Date Saturday, 06 May 2017 8:00 AM The SE chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society has arranged a tour of the 294 megawatt NEXTera Energy wind farm in eastern El Paso County.  The tour is limited to the first 40 people who register, with priority for SECRES members, so act now!  A suggested donation of $10 …