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Update on Boulder’s Energy Future

Update on Boulder’s Energy Future

6 pm to 7:45 pm
Monday, July 27th, 2015
Boulder Main Public Library

Boulder Creek Room – Main Floor

Staff from the City of Boulder Will Provide Updates on:

Municipalization
Boulder’s Climate Commitments
Solar Mapping
Possible Creation of Trial Nanogrids

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2015 Community Energy Fair

CEA 2015 Community Energy Fair

10am to 4pm
Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Scott Carpenter Park
SW corner of 30th and Arapahoe
Boulder, CO (map)
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Fun & Games, Speakers, Exhibits,
Something for the Whole Family!

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Join our community in celebrating clean energy and the Summer Solstice at CEA’s first Community Energy Fair!

For the Grownups:

  • Nationally-Known speakers: Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions; Chuck Kutscher, National Renewable Energy Labs; Ken Regelson, EnergyShouldBe.org; and Leslie Glustrom, CleanEnergyAction.org.
  • Exhibitors: highlighting local clean energy and energy efficiency oriented companies and organizations.
  • Picnic Table Talks: Informal discussions with an array of different advocates and experts in energy policy and technology.  Have a burning question?  Get it answered!
  • Alternative Vehicle Demonstrations: Take an electric car for a spin or try out a family cargo bike.  We may even have a fuel-cell based vehicle from NREL.
  • Silent Auction: fundraiser for CEA, with lots of great schwag donated by local businesses!

For the Kiddos:

  • Ride the CEA energy bike, and see just how much work it takes to power a light bulb!
  • A “Capture the Coal Plant” family field game.
  • Carnival games and art activity booths.
  • Connect with other youth working on climate change.

For more information or to volunteer at the Community Energy Fair, email our organizing team at energyfair@cleanenergyaction.org.  If you would like to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the fair, please fill out this form online, and select your desired sponsorship level.

Note that all sponsors of CEA’s 2015 Community Energy Fair must be committed to maximizing energy conservation & efficiency, and achieving a renewable energy-dominated electricity system in Colorado no later than 2030.

A special thanks to our sponsors, Boulder Weekly and Boulderganic!

Boulder Weekly

Boulderganic

Meet GRID Alternatives: Solar for Everyone

Get to know GRID Alternatives

Monday, May 18th, 2015
6:30-8:00pm

Boulder Main Library
Creek Meeting Room
1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302

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Join CEA and Empower Our Future in getting to know GRID Alternatives, Colorado, a nonprofit organization that makes renewable energy technology and training accessible to under-served communities. GRID uses a model similar to that of Habitat for Humanity, training volunteers in how to install distributed solar PV systems. Along with these volunteers, GRID brings together community partners and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income communities, providing energy cost savings, and valuable hands-on experience, while expanding solar access throughout the state.

If you’ve ever thought you might want to learn how to do rooftop solar installations, or if you’re passionate about making sure that the developing renewable energy economy is accessible to everyone,  come learn more about GRID Alternatives.

Learn more about them and their work over on their website.

Presenters:GRID_logo_fullcolor_Colorado
Emily Birk, Outreach Manager
Kristina Sickles, Development Director

Overview and Update of Boulder Municipalization Effort

Wednesday, January 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MATH 100, CU Boulder, 80305

The CU Energy Club will be hosting Dr. Zane Selvans, Research and Policy Director at Clean Energy Action, and Mark Jaffe of the Denver Post for an information session and discussion of Boulder’s ongoing municipalization of electric services in the city. Learn what electric municipalization is, what has happened so far in Boulder, what is to come and how municipalization may affect you. The event will include presentations by both speakers followed by time for questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served.

Sustainable Transportation Speakeasy

Zeroing out Boulder’s Transportation Emissions

An evening of conversation with Will Toor and others!

When: Monday, June 16th, 5:30pm – 9pm
Where: 303 Vodka, 2500 47th St. Unit 10, Boulder, CO 80301 (map)
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Join us for a balmy mid-summer evening discussion of what it’s going to take for Boulder’s transportation system to meet the city’s Climate Commitment (an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050). Our speaker will be none other than Boulder’s own former Mayor and County Commissioner, Will Toor, who will present a new Boulder-specific look at climate neutral transportation from the Transportation program at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project.

As with most climate action, getting transportation emissions under control will take a variety of aggressive strategies all working together, including creating a more livable, walkable and bikeable city, reducing overall vehicle miles traveled, and shifting away from fossil fuels in our motor vehicles.

In keeping with our Speakeasy format, Will’s presentation will be short and provocative — no more than half an hour — with plenty of time for questions, discussion and mingling before and afterward.  We will have folks representing a variety of different low-carbon land use and transportation options and organizations on hand including:

  • Zane Selvans, Will Toor and others from Better Boulder, a new civic organization advocating for sustainable, human-scale urbanism in Boulder.
  • Several members of the Community Cycles Advocacy Committee Boulder’s non-profit bike shop and advocacy organization.
  • Ryan Balciar from The Cruiser Boutique, purveyor of fine cargo bikes.
  • Nigel Zeid from Boulder Nissan, selling the all electric Nissan Leaf.
  • Karen Worminghaus, the Executive Director of eGo Carshare, Boulder’s non-profit carsharing organization.
  • Rene Goldberg from Pete’s Electric Bikes, downtown on Pearl.
  • Bonnie Lucara from Commute Matters, a new metro area commute optimization platform.
  • Adam Stenftenagel from Snugg Home, a local energy efficiency company looking at novel financing mechanisms combining electric vehicles, energy efficiency improvements, and rooftop solar into one combined product.
  • David Adamson from Eco Build, who is working to create a retrofit eco-district in North Boulder.

Featured image Creative Commons licensed by Mark Stosberg on Flickr