Sustainnovation 2015

SECRES Display at 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 […]

Climate Change, Why it’s serious, and what we can do about it.

WREF 2012 Kickoff

Chuck Kutscher, Ph.D. Co-sponsored by Pikes Peak Chapter of the IEEE  (Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Colorado Renewable Energy Society, South East Chapter Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 pm, free Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs Carnegie Room Climate change from fossil fuel emissions is happening today.  Our understanding of the science of climate […]

EPA Clean Power Plan and Coal Mining Association

Response to the November 3, 2014 Gazette article by Stuart Sanderson, CEO of the Colorado  Mining Association: Colorado has been in the forefront in diversifying its economy and its electricity production by increasing its reliance on its rich renewable energy resources, while maintaining relatively low electricity rates.  Portions of the Front Range which have sought […]

Speak Out for the EPA Clean Power Plan

Having just offered testimony at the EPA Clean Power Plan hearings in Devner, this article in the NY Times caught my attention: White House Pushes Financial Case for Carbon Rule The article concludes with this quote from Senator Jeff Sessions directed at EPA administrator Gina McCarthy” “You don’t run the country.  American people run the country.” […]

Climate March Rally in Colorado Springs June 10th


   “It is time for every person on the great Planet Earth to stand up and demand action on climate change before it is too late.  The Great March for Climate Action is an example of concerned citizens doing just that, and on behalf of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society I would like to offer […]

Discovering the Future of Energy

Switch Poster

  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 […]

GHG Impacts of Newly Adopted Oil and Gas Air Quality Regulations

As folks have probably read, the Colorado state Air Quality Control Commission voted yesterday to adopt new air quality rules for oil and gas production, and midstream operations (basically everything upstream from the natural gas processing plants). The rules are explicitly regulating both emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are ozone precursors, and of […]

Energy and Climate Security 24-Feb 4PM

While this event at Colorado College in Colorado Springs is not put on by SECRES, it will be of interest to many members.  Brent Hunt of Operation Free write: It is my pleasure to invite you to the event “Energy and Climate Security” with keynote speaker retired Air Force Lieutenant General Norm Seip.  This timely discussion of military […]

Think Globally – Power Locally, Feb 22nd, Boulder, CO

    The Fierce Urgency of Climate Change Means that We Must Think Globally: Power Locally Saturday February 22, 2014 9am-4pm Vitamin Cottage, 100 W South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026 Join us for a day of Presentations and Workshops building the Local Energy Movement Share Your Successes Trouble Shoot Your Challenges Build Your Teamwork […]