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11/29/2010

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We Have Moved!

Come visit SECRES at our new web home

 www.secres.org

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Pikes Peak Region Solar Tour and Expo 08/25/2010

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THANK YOU to Colorado Springs Utilities for their Gold Level sponsorship of this year’s Solar Tour and Expo, and their committment to clean, renewable energy.

Come out and learn how to improve energy efficiency and tap clean solar energy to generate electricity, hot water or space heating in businesses, homes and public buildings. The event is organized by the non-profit South Eastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Students of Colorado Technical University (CTU).

Learn more at http://secres.wordpress.com/2010-colorado-springs-solar-tour-and-expo/

Email this PDF file to all your friends http://secres.org/solartour/2010/pikespeak/SolarTour1pgFlyer2010.pdf

2010 Pikes Peak Region Solar Tour and Expo October 2nd 05/27/2010

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Save the date – October 2nd, 2010!  SECRES and the IEEE Students of Colorado Technical University will host the 2010 Pikes Peak Region Solar Tour on Saturday, October 2nd in cooperation with the ASES national solar tour. Come see first hand successful installations of renewable energy in area homes and businesses as well as visiting with RE exhibitors at CTU.  more…

2010 RE Pueblo Expo Saturday August 14th 05/27/2010

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SECRES and Colorado State University will host the 2010 Renewable Energy Expo on Saturday, August 14th at the CSU Campus in Pueblo, Colorado. People in the Front Range from Colorado Springs, Denver, Castle Rock, Pueblo and south to Trinidad will not want to miss this event. more…

November Webcast: Alternative Transportation Options 11/15/2009

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Live Webcast of CRES Monthly Meeting:  Alternative Transportation Options

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

 Colorado Springs location: Gill Foundation, Training Room, 315 E. Costilla St.,

 Pueblo location:  CSU-Pueblo, Technology Bldg., Rm. 110

Peak Oil, Global Warming, and other factors are converging to challenge our cherished tradition of driving anywhere we want in gasoline-powered vehicles. Join CRES and a panel of experts to discuss the increasing variety of ways to get around with little or no gasoline.

 CRES is assembling a panel of experts (Speakers TBA) to discuss various electric vehicles, bicycles, transit, walkable communities, tele-commuting, and other low- and no-energy transportation options.

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Webcast on 10/24: Biofuels Research 10/11/2009

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What: Live Webcast of CRES Monthly Meeting:  

Biofuels Research by Mark R. Nimlos  

When: Thursday, Oct 24, 7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

 Where:

Colorado Springs location: Gill Foundation, Training Room, 315 E. Costilla St.

Pueblo location:  CSU-Pueblo, Technology Bldg., Rm. 110

 

Why: Driven by the desire to limit imported oil and legislative mandates, research is being conducted to investigate the use of biomass to produce liquid transportation fuels. This research involves studies of plant science, chemistry, physics and engineering, and to be effective, technoeconomic analysis must be conducted to address important cost drivers. This presentation will discuss some of the important research efforts in biofuels production and how they are tied to technical targets to improve the economic viability of biofuels.

Mark R. Nimlos is a Principal Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the National Bioenergy Center. He is the leader of the Gasification Modeling and Optimization Task for the Biomass Program at NREL. He is also leader of the Biomass Molecular Sciences Section in the National Bioenergy Center. He has worked NREL for 20 years and is currently active thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies for biofuels. He received his Ph. D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado and has over 70 publications in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

 

 

 

Additional Information: Admission is FREE for CRES Members  (Join CRES!)

Contributions of $5 from Non-Members Appreciated

Stevenson named 2009 CRES Volunteer of the Year 09/03/2009

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Great news for SECRES! 

Jerry Stevenson, 2009 CRES Volunteer of the Year

Jerry Stevenson, 2009 CRES Volunteer of the Year

Jerry Stevenson,  has been named CRES Volunteer of the Year for 2009.  Jerry (past president of SECRES) is honored for his role as co-chair of the popular 2008 Colorado Renewable Energy Conference last year in Pueblo.

The statewide award is well-deserved, for Jerry’s many hours of service & leadership on behalf of SECRES and CRES. Congratulations, Jerry!

Also, Carol Tombari from NREL has been named as the CRES Larson-Notari award winner for 2009. Carol was keynote speaker at last year’s Solar Tour in Colorado Springs, and author of “Power of the People: America’s New Electricity Choices”.

The SECRES community is pleased to recognize these amazing professionals who volunteer their time to promote renewable energy in Colorado.

Pueblo RE Expo Schedule for August 8 07/30/2009

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 SATURDAY, AUGUST 8       Don’t miss this exciting SECRES event!  

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REpowering Southern Colorado

Renewable Energy Expo and Solar Tour 2009

Life Sciences Auditorium  at  CSU –  Pueblo

Presentation Time

Topic / Title

Presenter Name

Company / Organization

9:30 – 9:50 AM

Virtual Solar Tour

Craig Eliot

SECRES

10 – 10:50

LEED for New & Existing Buildings

Dan LeBlanc

YRG Sustainability Consultants

11 – 11:30

Fowler’s Energy Goals

Wayne Snider

Town of Fowler

11 – 11:30

(Outside at Pavilion)

Sōl Cooking

Mary Carhartt

CRES

11:40 AM – 12 PM

Virtual Solar Tour

Craig Eliot

SECRES

12:10 – 12:45

Harvesting the Wind

Video

e² energy

(as seen on PBS)

12:55 – 12:15

Solar Rebates

Kevin Pratt

Black Hills Energy

1:25 – 2:10

Small Wind for Residential, Business, & Agriculture

Chris L. Martin

Headwaters

Energy & Finance

2:20 – 2:50

State & Federal Funding & Green Jobs

Bob Mailander

Colorado Governor’s Energy Office

3 – 3:30

Home Energy Auditing

Robert W. Johnson

Reliable Home Inspections, LLC

3:40 – 4

Virtual Solar Tour

Craig Eliot

SECRES

 

Site Visit

CSU-Pueblo’s 1.2 Megawatt Solar Array System

10:05 AM     Van* Leaves from Bus Stop in Front of KTSC TV Station 

                                  10:15            Presentation

2:05 PM       Van* Leaves from Bus Stop in Front of KTSC TV Station

                                  2:15              Presentation

 

Avoid Carbon Footprinting, if you can, and allow time to walk to this site – refer to campus map.

*Limited Capacity – Transportation provided by Thunderwolves Athletic Dept. Vans

Pueblo RE Expo on August 8 07/23/2009

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Coming in JUST 2 WEEKS!   RE Expo in Pueblo 

REpowering Southern Colorado:   A renewable energy EXPO featuring actual and virtual solar tours.

EVENT FLYER

Folks in Pueblo or Colorado Springs (or anyone living south of Castle Rock, for that matter) will want to plan to attend this incredible event. 

To learn more, click HERE or on the “Aug 8 Pueblo” tab.

July 30 Webcast 07/16/2009

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Please join us for the CRES monthly meeting, available via webcast in Colorado Springs:

“The Colorado Carbon Fund”

 

Thursday, July 30 / 7:00 PM

 

The Colorado Carbon Fund (CCF) is a project of the Governor’s Energy Office. It provides high-quality, credible carbon offsets for those interested in mitigating their carbon footprint supporting new clean energy projects throughout Colorado. Join CRES to find out more about how this project is an essential part of Colorado’s New Energy Economy!

Susan Innis is the Colorado Carbon Fund Program Manager for the Governor’s Energy Office. Prior to joining GEO in 2007, she spent eight years as an Energy Policy Advisor and Green Power Marketing Director at Western Resource Advocates, a regional conservation law and policy center. During this time she was involved with several industry groups, including Green-e (Governance Board, 2002-07), Colorado Renewable Energy Society (Board member 2006-07), New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy (Board member, 2000-07) and the National Wind Coordinating Committee (Steering Committee, 2002-07). Before working on energy issues, she worked as an Urban Park Ranger in New York City and a researcher with an international marine conservation organization, Project Seahorse. Susan holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver and a BSc in Biology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).

Locations

 Colorado Springs / Gill Foundation Bldg / 315 E. Costilla St.

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