TED Talks Highlight Renewable Energy

Two recent TED talks help highlight the positive advances of Renewable Energy in the world around us.  The first one, “The Case for Optimism on Climate Change” features an enthusiastic Al Gore from February of this year.  It starts out with the hard truth, and goes on to provide an insight into what we hoped for just 10- 15 years ago and how much further we’ve actually come in advancing Solar and Wind energy.

The second one, also filmed in February stars the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay in his native dress.  It’s titled “This Country Isn’t Just Carbon Neutral – It’s Carbon Negative” and provides a gorgeous look at the positive environmental choices this country of 700,000 people is making with their rivers and forests.  Watchout, it might make you want to travel there.

If you need a lift when it seems we’re slogging along to reach our renewable energy goals, take a look at these for a joyful window into some possibilities.

Jacquie Ostrom

Colorado Springs

SE Colorado Renewable Energy Society Board Member

Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy have released the 2016 edition of their Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.  The data are compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  You can get a free electronic copy of this report at their website.  Get the facts on how clean energy is growing in this country, what are the cost trends, where investment is being made, what new technologies are being supported by venture capital and much more.

Green Energy Revolution

Green Energy Revolution

May 19th, 2016 6-9pm

Carnegie Room

Penrose Library

20 N. Cascade Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

At this event, Green Energy Revolution, we will show a film and have a discussion afterwards. The film is titled “Earth: The Sequel, A Race to reinvent the future of energy”. It’s described as a straightforward look at the green energy revolution taking place all around us.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Earth Day Happy Hour

 

There was a great turnout for this event where the sustainability community celebrated a great year of accomplishments.

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Perhaps most exciting was the news that the City of Colorado Springs is adopting the Pikes Peak Regional Sustainability Plan for 2030.

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SECRES at Sustainovate 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

to

UCCS Universtiy Center Berger Hall

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO

The theme for this year’s Sustainovate event at UCCS is “Sustainable Mobility”. SECRES will have a table there with information and energy efficiency and renewable energy. Plan on to visit us there.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required: http://goo.gl/forms/EjDkT5gkqT