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Beers and Boulder/Colorado’s Energy Future: Policies, Barriers, and Options

Do you want to hear where two of the region’s top policy experts think Boulder, and Colorado’s energy future could be going? Join your fellow energy colleagues on Thursday, January 23rd, for an informative and fun evening at the Rocky Mountain AESP Energy Hour.

Both Will Toor, former Boulder mayor and Boulder County commissioner, and Tom Plant, former Colorado State Representative, and Director of the Governor’s Energy Office, have agreed to have a lively panel discussion to address some of the following critical issues:

  • What kinds of current policies at the state and local level help or hinder our progress towards cleaner generation and even transportation?
  • What is the flavor of the state legislature’s, and governor’s, taste for more renewables and higher DSM goals?
  • What options does the City of Boulder have that could lead to a cleaner future, with or without a muni?
  • What changes really make a difference with carbon, and which are just re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?
  • And other topics from the attendees.
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Good local beer and appetizers will be featured by your host, E Source.

When: 5:30-7:30, Thursday, January 23rd. Panel discussion will start around 6:15.

Where: E Source high-efficiency offices, 1745 38th Street Boulder, Colorado 80301 (Map of E Source ) Just north of FATE Brewing.

Cost: For non-AESP members, a donation of $5 is requested.

Head Count: To help us know approximately how many people are coming, we’d appreciate that you put your name in this link (if you don’t, you can still come to the event…this will just help us plan): AESP-E Source event

CEA Hosts Speaker Series Event on January 27th in Denver

coalandwindmillOn Monday January 27th, 2014, Clean Energy Action and Vine Street Pub will be hosting “A Global Warming Solutions Speakeasy,” from 6:30 – 9 pm at Harry’s (right next to Vine Street Pub) in Denver at 1700 Vine Street.

CEA’s new research director Zane Selvans will introduce the Utility Death Spiral, and talk about why century-old centralized monopoly utilities are failing to meet the challenge of climate change. We’ll also explore how utilities need to evolve if they’re going to successfully integrate efficiency, distributed generation, and demand side resources dispatched over a much smarter grid.

And then, we’ll just hang out and continue the discussion face to face, with some local live music to set the mood.  Drinks will be available for purchase.

A rough program:

  • 6:30 – 7:00pm — Set-up and Mingling.  Get a drink.
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm — Short presentation by CEA’s Research Director, Zane Selvans.
  • 7:30 – 8:00pm — Q&A and structured discussion
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm — Freeform socializing and discussion.  (And maybe another drink…)

If you want to get the most out of the evening, we highly recommend Utilities for Dummies, a blog post series by our friend Dave Roberts at Grist.

You can contact us at info@cleanenergyaction.org for any questions, comments, concerns, or for more information.

Please register through Eventbrite. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a limited amount of space and we need an accurate count of the number of people attending.

Hope to see you there!

CEA Hosts Speaker Series Event on December 16th at 303 Vodka

coalandwindmillOn Monday December 16th, 2013, Clean Energy Action and 303 Vodka will be hosting “Drinks, Music, and the Utility Death Spiral: A Global Warming Solutions Speakeasy,” from 6:30 – 9 pm at 303 Vodka, 2500 47th Street, Boulder, CO 80301.

CEA’s new research director Zane Selvans will introduce the Utility Death Spiral, and talk about why century-old centralized monopoly utilities are failing to meet the challenge of climate change. We’ll also explore how utilities need to evolve if they’re going to successfully integrate efficiency, distributed generation, and demand side resources dispatched over a much smarter grid.

And then, we’ll just hang out and continue the discussion face to face, with some local live music to set the mood.  Drinks will be available for purchase.

A rough program:

  • 6:30 – 7:00pm — Set-up and Mingling.  Get a drink.
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm — Short presentation by CEA’s Research Director, Zane Selvans.
  • 7:30 – 8:00pm — Q&A and structured discussion
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm — Freeform socializing and discussion.  (And maybe another drink…)

If you want to get the most out of the evening, we highly recommend Utilities for Dummies, a blog post series by our friend Dave Roberts at Grist.

You can contact us at info@cleanenergyaction.org for any questions, comments, concerns, or for more information.

Please register through Eventbrite. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a limited amount of space and we need an accurate count of the number of people attending.

Hope to see you there!

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