Energy / Water Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities

When: Monday, October 17th,  7 PM Where: Rockrimmon Public Library meeting room, 832 Village Center Drive,  Colorado Springs, CO 80919  – map it! What role can renewable energy play in our future? What are the water implications of future energy systems? What are the energy requirements for water systems? Jordan Macknick from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory […]

SECRES Booth at Cool Science Carnival Day

Bring your kids to the SECRES booth at Cool Science Carnival Day! When: Saturday October 08, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Where: University of Colorado Colorado Springs,  1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Get Directions The event, including parking, is free and open to the public. We will be firing up our solar ovens […]

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 […]

SECRES at Sustainovate 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM 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 […]

Wind Power Transmission Projects

Transmission projects are starting to pick up.  For renewable energy (RE), transmission has two big benefits.  It allows RE producing regions, like the wind energy in the central US, to be connected to population centers.  In addition, it allows geographic diversity to help smooth the intermittent RE generation. This NYTimes article describes the progress of […]

SECRES and 350.org Partner at Cool Science 2015

The SECRES solar S’Mores have become a traditional at the annual Cool Science Festival in Colorado Springs.  This year low clouds impacted the oven temperature for the first hour, but the sky cleared and demand outpaced supply despite a mad dash to the grocery store. This event brings thousands of kids and their parents out […]

150 MW Comanche Solar Groundbreaking

The groundbreaking for two adjacent sites making up the 120 MWac / 150 MWdc array, was attended by several folks from SunEdison, Pueblo County, Xcel Energy (PSCO), Jeffrey Ackerman from the State Energy Office, State Senators Daneya Esgar, and Clarice Navarro, Tom Corlett from CRES and an estimated crowd of 100 interested people. When completed […]

Saving Money: Taming Energy and Water Waste

      If you missed Session 1, you can download the Home Energy Basics presentation here. If you missed Session 2, you can download part 1 of the DIY and professional energy and water audits presentation here and here for part 2. If you missed Session 3, you can download the Incentives presentation here. If […]

Sustainnovation 2015

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) organized the 3rd annual Sustainnovation conference which was held on April 10th, 2015.  The theme this year was Climate Disruption.  SECRES had a booth at the conference.  A steady flow of students and community members came by to talk about renewable energy and […]

Dr. Kutscher Talks to a Full House

Climate Change: The Latest Science, Why It’s Serious, and What We Can Do About It 100 Colorado Springs residents turned out to learn about climate change from Dr. Charles (Chuck) Kutscher, Director of the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The presentation was co-sponsored by Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and […]