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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

Mon. 6/27: A Community Discussion About Our Energy Future with Alice Jackson, Xcel VP for Rates and Regulatory Affairs

Please join Clean Energy Action and Empower Our Future for:

A Community Discussion About Our Energy Future with

Alice Jackson, Xcel VP for Rates and Regulatory Affairs

Monday, June 27th
7 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1820 15th St, Boulder 
(Corner of Canyon and 15th)
This will be an excellent opportunity to hear Xcel’s top PUC witness discuss all that is going on at Xcel and to share with her the concerns of the Boulder community about climate change, decarbonizing our electricity, supporting competition in the solar industry and our vision for a livable future.

6 pm 5/23: Threats to Colorado’s Competitive Solar Industry

Threats to Colorado’s Competitive Solar Industry

6 pm Event Begins
5:30 pm Light Refreshments
Boulder Main Public Library

Boulder Creek Room

Colorado’s competitive solar industry, like that in many other states, is under attack as a result of various decisions and  policies that have been implemented and are currently being considered in a variety of Public Utilities Commission dockets.

Competitive industries drive quality up and prices down.
If we lose Colorado’s competitive solar industry,
we will regret it for a long time!

The panelists will help us understand what is currently happening that threatens Colorado’s competitive solar industry.

Vince Calvano, Clean Energy Attorney,
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association

Cynthia Christensen, Director of Commercial Sales, Namaste Solar
Nick Perugini, Director of Business Development,
Bella Energy

Todd Stewart, VP Business Development,
Solar Power Financial

Dr. Timothy Schoechle
Standards Consultant and Director Solar Plus Storage Demonstration Project

5/10, 6pm: Boulder City Council to discuss target of 100% clean electricity by 2030

City Council Study Session
6 pm
Tuesday, May 10th
Boulder Municipal Building

Boulder city council will take up the question on the evening of May 10th: “does council agree the city should set a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030?” This rapid shift to renewable electricity would be met through a series of aggressive proposed interim targets, including 50 percent renewable electricity by 2020.

The council memo (packet pages 26-55 of the council memo) notes that “these goals should be considered independently of the effort to create a municipal electrical utility. A municipal utility is a means to this end because it allows the city to control its energy source.” Electricity from Xcel is currently only 22% renewable. The City would have 14 years to transition make up the other 78% (currently 52% coal and 26% natural gas).

Although you can’t give public comments at the study session, please join others in showing their support by wearing green to the meeting and by emailing a short personalized email to council@bouldercolorado.gov to tell the council that you support 100% clean electricity by 2030.

6 pm, April 25: Sustainability Pioneers – Short Clean Energy Documentaries

Sustainability Pioneers – Short Clean Energy Documentaries

6 pm Event Begins
5:45 pm Light Refreshments
Boulder Main Public Library

Boulder Creek Room

Join the members of Clean Energy Action and Empower Our Future for two short (10-12 minute) inspiring films and a community discussion with film maker Kirsi Jansa.

The first film focuses on New York state and its Reforming the Energy Vision program, part of the state’s effort to get half of the state’s energy from clean sources by 2030.

The second film features Saerbeck, a German town of about 7,000 people that started its climate protection and adaptation work in 2009 and now produces 300% more renewable energy than it consumes.

About Sustainability Pioneers

The short documentary series Sustainability Pioneers shows people taking bold steps to address climate crisis and lay a trail towards a more livable planet. All films are available for free on the Sustainability Pioneers site.

The series is produced by Kirsi Jansa, a documentary filmmaker and journalist and the producer of Gas Rush Stories, short documentaries on shale gas exploration.

Sustainability Pioneers is funded by The Heinz Endowments, The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It is produced in collaboration with Rachel Carson scholar and energy consultant Patricia DeMarco and The Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University.