Discovering the Future of Energy

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2 Screenings of the Documentary “Switch” at Discovering the Future of Energy Event

Penrose Library, April 1st at 6:45 PM

Colorado College, April 4th at 6:45 PM

Free and Open to the Public

The public is invited to attend, Discovering the Future of Energy, an event hosted by the Southeastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES) and Colorado College’s environmental student group EnAct.  The feature of the event is the regional premier of an outstanding, nationally-acclaimed new energy documentary film entitled SWITCH

This film thoughtfully addresses the question of “What will it really take to go from the energy sources that built our world to the energy sources that will shape our future?”  The film will be preceded by a brief informal networking period with light refreshments at 6:45 PM, and followed by a short, open discussion and opportunity to meet local energy-minded organizations after the film.  This film will begin promptly at 7 PM, and is free and open to the public.  

Energy resources are undergoing profound changes.  Globally, regionally and locally we are gradually shifting from traditional energy sources to the energy sources of tomorrow.  This sweeping transition of our energy future is the subject of .  The film takes the viewer on a spectacular global adventure, exploring the world’s leading sites for all energy types, including coal, oil, wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, natural gas, biofuels, and nuclear, and explores a practical path to how our energy future path may unfold.

SWITCH focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding and dialogue about our energy future. Today, the discussion is polarized and unproductive. SWITCH does not advocate specific energy technologies; rather, its focus is facilitating a change to the current energy conversation to reflect the social, economic and environmental changes that are rapidly occurring world-wide.  Folks interested in local energy issues will benefit from viewing this documentary film, SWITCH, and the balanced approach the film takes in presenting the numerous global, national and Regional issues that will significantly impact local energy plans and priorities. 

The Pikes Peak Region is currently assessing its own energy future.  Issues currently under consideration locally include the future of the downtown, coal-fired, Martin Drake power plant, and the appropriate “Energy Vision” for Colorado Springs Utilities. This Energy Vision addresses long-term power generation strategies, energy conservation, electricity costs, and other community issues and values including carbon emissions, environmental compliance, regulatory costs, and more.

If you are interested in Discovering the Future of Energy, please join us at Colorado College on Friday, April 4th at 6:45 PM in room 131 of Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. 

SWITCH will also be shown at Penrose Library on Tuesday, April 1st at 6:45 PM in the Carnegie room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


For more information contact Cliff Kotnik

Phone: (719)488-8357

E-mail: clkotnik at gmail dot com

For a PDF of the press release

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