Rocky Mountain Institute – Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

NCRES is pleased to have Kareem Dabbagh of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) who will discuss pathways for cities such as Fort Collins to obtain 100% of our electricity from renewable sources.  Kareem will cover both technical and economic pathways to achieving this goal, drawing on 1) his work at RMI with the SHINE initiative, 2) RMI’s Business Renewables Center that focuses on helping companies purchase renewable energy, and 3) the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100% Initiative.

The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s tap room at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins.  Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm.  

There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage).

To join CRES: https://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Kareem Dabbagh is a manager of RMI’s Shine initiative, focused on bringing ultra-low-cost community-scale solar to market through a whole-systems approach. The Shine team is developing a product and innovation platform to enable subsidy-free solar energy costs that can compete on the wholesale distribution grid providing clean energy for everyone.  Kareem is a solar industry veteran, most recently working with Sulas Industries to bring the revolutionary HelioDrive passive tracking technology to market. Previously Kareem has worked with Aurora Solar – creating cloud-based solar sales and design automation software, Sunrun – heading design and installation quality control and supply chain strategy, and SolarCity – managing residential engineering and design and designing commercial PV systems. Kareem is recognized as a solar design, engineering, and product expert.

EDUCATION

MSc Renewable Energy Engineering, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen, Netherlands, 2014

BSc Physics, minor Mathematics, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, 2006

WHAT MAKES YOU MOST PROUD ABOUT WORKING AT RMI?

“I am driven by and embody the passion of RMI and its mission to transform the world to a clean energy future free of fossil fuels.”