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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 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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