2017 Solar Power Colorado Conference

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 9:00 AM Note: This is just an event announcement, you must register from the official event page: http://coseia.org/conference/ Allow us to introduce COSEIA’s upcoming Solar Power Conference! They’re an esteemed MDCRES partner and the event is one you won’t want to miss.  Solar Power Colorado is the largest solar conference in the …

Max Boykoff – Navigating Climate Change

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 25 May 2017 7:00 PM The realization that climate change is bound to deeply disrupt our future hasn’t set in yet in the US, in large part due to a longstanding propaganda campaign by the fossil fuel lobby to sew doubt.   Hear CU Boulder professor Max Boykoff who has researched and developed creative ways …

Designing the Utility of the Future: Update on Boulder’s Municipalization effort

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 6:45 PM Please join us as the Regional Sustainability Coordinator for City of Boulder, Jonathan Koehn, updates us on the latest developments and news surrounding the City of Boulder’s effort to create a Municipal Electric Utility. Jonathan works to implement the city’s sustainability agenda, specifically in relation to climate action and energy, …

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 …

NCRES Speakers Series: Using Solar Thermal for Heating, Cooling & Electricity

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 16 May 2017 7:00 PM Come join us at the CSU Powerhouse where Ed Van Dyne will show us the new Wave Solar Technologies solar thermal residential power system. Wave Solar Technologies has invented a breakthrough co-generation system for your home that provides electricity, heat, hot water and air conditioning; all from a single high …

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) will be talking about the properties of carbon fiber composites, why recycling them is important, and …

KK DuVivier: Deep Decarbonization – It’s the Rules, Stupid!

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 7:00 PM Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change by reducing global carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible is one of humanity’s most pressing challenges. Prof. DuVivier will illustrate how critically this deep decarbonization project depends on rules that regulate everything from transportation to building to the legal ability …

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 …

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 …

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 …