Join BCRES for the inaugural Boulder Environmental / Nature / Outdoors Film Festival as well as the screening of Roger Sorkin’s film Current Revolutions screening Thursday, July 11th at 4:00 PM in the Gordon Gamm Theater.
American Resilience Project’s new film series and associated outreach campaigns tackle the challenge of how the utility, auto, tech and defense industries can help modernize the aging power grid to make it more secure and responsive to the needs of its users while enhancing environmental performance. With a focus on national security, economic prosperity, and environmental justice, the films, and campaigns will show how the nation can embrace smart policies and investments that support grid modernization through distributed renewable energy generation and the development of an electric vehicle infrastructure.
For decades, the utility industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living with a business model that focused on centralized generation. But now, because of reduced demand from a number of factors, including more efficient energy systems, power companies face a crisis that requires them to capture new market share to survive in the 21st century. The industry has its sights on the transportation sector, which means a chance to catalyze the electric vehicle industry, but which also sets it on a collision course with major petroleum interests. And with the need for a smart, cyber-secure grid, the tech and defense industries also have critical roles to play.
Following the film, there will be a panel of guest speakers including the film’s director Roger Sorkin, Micah Parkin, and former BCRES speakers Leslie Glustrom, Ken Regelson, and Jonathan Koehn.
Learn more about the Boulder Environmental / Nature / Outdoors Film Festival and find screening times, tickets, and film information on the ENOFF website https://www.boulderenoff.org/schedule
The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.