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 …

MDCRES Monthly

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 15 Dec 2016 6:30 PM The meeting format will be as follows: 6:30-7:00pm – Social time and networking 7:00-7:10pm – Announcements 7:10-8:00pm –  Presentation and Q&A8:00-8:30pm – Wrap up and networking  This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members

Is Colorado losing ground in our battle against climate change?

Tom Doyle CRES Boulder County Chapter A recent leak of Governor Hickenlooper’s Executive Order titled “Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change” identifies a disturbing decline in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) Colorado is willing to mitigate. This Executive Order states that Colorado will achieve a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions from the power sector by 2025 and 35% CO2 emissions reductions by 2035.  …

Why Your Next Car Should be Electric – Drive Electric Week

View On Meetup.com Date Sunday, 11 Sep 2016 6:00 PM For National Drive Electric Week we’ll hear from Jim Smith and others who are happily driving an electric car why they’re never going back. Jim is the owner of Golden Real Estate and lets his brokers and clients try the firm’s Teslas or Volts, which convinced many of them to …

Maggie Fox: Seeding Climate Action – Th, Sept 22

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 7:00 PM Maggie Fox: Seeding Climate Action Lessons from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden (JUC)Thursday, Sept 22nd, 7pm Speaking on a talk show after the release of “An Inconvenient Truth” Al Gore committed himself, perhaps imprudently, to train large numbers of climate activists –  which is how …

Bring your kids to the SECRES booth at Cool Science Carnival Day

View On Meetup.com Date Saturday, 08 Oct 2016 10:00 AM When: Saturday October 08, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Where: University of Colorado Colorado Springs,  1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Get Directions The event, including parking, is free and open to the public. We will be firing up our solar ovens to cook our famous Solar S’Mores and demonstrating renewable energy. …

NCRES Speakers Series: DC Microgrids – The Economic Case For Adoption

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 7:00 PM Please join us and learn more about DC Microgrids and why they make sense not only on a technical basis, but also from a business and economic perspective.  There has been wide discussion on the  technical advantages of DC microgrids such as resiliency, reliability, and improved power quality.  This discussion …