Putting Solar on Your Home

A SECRES Presentation WHEN: Saturday, November 18th  9 AM – Noon  WHERE:  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #113. 2150 Naegele Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904– map it! The SE chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society presents “Putting Solar on Your Home” Agenda: 9—9:15 Welcome, 9:15—10:00 Energy Efficiency – the most important things before […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Electric Power for Municipal Utilities; what does the future hold?

Colorado Springs, May 7th In spite of a major hail storm, a great crowd turned out for this. The landscape of electrical power generation is changing more dramatically today than in the last 130 years, and the impact on municipal utilities is significant.  Rising mining costs, new gas supplies from fracturing, plummeting solar and wind […]

Advancing Colorado’s Energy Future

Colorado’s RES In 2004 Colorado’s voters adopted a renewable energy standard (RES), the first in the country enacted by popular vote.  The Colorado RES has been updated to increase renewable energy requirements since then and now (2014) requires the following: 30% renewable energy by 2020 for investor owned utilities (IOUs) 20% renewable energy by 2020 […]