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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …