Category Archives: Events

The Role of Competition in Bringing More Renewable Energy to Colorado

Wednesday January 25, 2017

6:15 light refreshments
6:30 Short talk by Ken Regelson, followed by discussion
George Reynolds Library
Meeting Room Downstairs
3595 Table Mesa Drive,

Boulder, CO 80305

Ken Regelson spoke to the Boulder County Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (BCRES) on Tuesday Jan 11, 2017 on bringing more renewable energy to Colorado and the role of competition.

A summary of that talk and Ken’s background is here.

Now we want to engage the community in a discussion of how we move forward from here, moving from our current fossil fuel dominated electric mix to a 21st century electric system that:

Is More Competitive
Lowers Carbon and Other Pollution
Reduces Water Waste
 
Please email us at info@cleanenergyaction.org if you’d like to get more involved in the effort on enabling competition!

2017 Solar Power Colorado Conference Announced

Save the date!

Solar Power Colorado 2017

The nations’ largest regional solar conference

Sponsored by: COSEIA 

When:  March 13-17, 2017

Where:  The Omni Hotel and Conference Center in Broomfield, Colorado

 

The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association has been leading the state’s dynamic solar industry for 27 years. Over that time we have experienced massive success, unprecedented growth and had much cause to celebrate.

More information and conference schedule coming soon!

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9th Annual Schultz Lecture

9th Annual Schultz Lecture: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Electric Power Sector

Paul Joskow, MIT professor of economics

Thursday, September 22nd
5:30 pm
University of Colorado School of Law
Wold Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

 

This event is free and open to the public. You must be registered to attend. More information and registration available here.

 

Electricity generation accounts for about 30% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. While emissions have declined by about 20% in the last ten years, much of this reduction is due to the fortuitous availability of cheap natural gas which
has provided incentives to substitute less CO2 intensive natural gas for coal as a generation fuel. The sector faces many challenges to meet long run 2050 goals of reducing emissions by as much as 80% from 2005 levels. These challenges include the diversity of federal, state and municipal regulation, the diverse and balkanized structure of the industry from state to state and region to region, the failure to enact policies to place a price on all carbon emissions,
the extensive reliance on subsidies and command and control regulation to promote renewables and energy efficiencies, uncertainties about aggressive assumptions about improvements in energy efficiency beyond long-term trends, pre-mature closure of carbon free nuclear generating technologies, integrating renewables efficiently into large regional grids, methane leaks, and transmission constraints. The lecture will discuss these challenges and suggest policies to reduce the costs and smooth the transition to a low carbon electricity sector.

Paul L. Joskow became President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on January 1, 2008. He is also the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus at MIT. He received a BA from Cornell University in 1968 and a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1972. See full biography here.

Natural Gas– What are the Cost and Supply Prospects Moving Forward? A Community Discussion

Missed this event?  View PPT slides here and a video of the talk here.

 

Natural Gas– What are the Cost and Supply Prospects Moving Forward?

A Community Discussion

 

Monday, August 29th
6 pm
Boulder Public Library
Boulder Creek Room, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder 

 

Clean Energy Action has pioneered detailed analysis of US coal cost and supply issues. Now we are working to get a deeper understanding  of natural gas supply issues.

CEA Intern and PhD Physics Candidate Molly May will present a detailed look at natural gas cost and supply issues and invite comment and suggestions for future research.

If you want a good foundation on natural gas supply issues, this will be a great way to get it.

If you are already and expert on natural gas cost and supply issues, please come help us learn what you know!

Monday July 25: 100% Renewables? Let’s Go! With Ken Regelson

Please join the members of Clean Energy Action and Empower Our Future

 

100% Renewables? Let’s Go!

Ken Regelson

 

Monday, July 25th
6 pm
Boulder Public Library
Boulder Creek Room, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder 

 

Light Refreshments at 5:45

 

Ken Regelson is an excellent and entertaining speaker as well as a clean energy advocate and the founder of EnergyShouldBe.org.  Ken makes short videos encouraging action toward a 100% renewably powered world by 2035 – videos with more than 90,000 YouTube views.

Ken’s many awards include the Colorado Solar Energy Industry Association’s highest and heaviest award – The Sunny Award