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 …

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 …

NCRES Speakers Series: Solar PV Technology Update & Residential Systems

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 7:00 PM We’ll be joined by PV industry veteran, Doug Vanderwilt, who’ll give us an update on all that’s new with solar photovoltaic technology and how it’s applied in residential applications.  He’ll also address the rapidly evolving residential storage options and what the near future promises for PV technology. Doug is an …

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 …

NCRES Speakers Series: Creating Economic Growth with Clean Energy Jobs & C-PACE

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017 7:00 PM We’re excited to have Evelyn and Sean Carpenter join us to discuss how renewable energy and energy efficiency are driving job growth in Colorado and the nation.  Sean will also give an overview of C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing and other tools that are helping promote a clean-energy …

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 …