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June Webcast 06/17/2009

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

Topic: Lee White,  “Financing Renewable Energy  in Today’s Capital Markets”

When: Thursday, June 25, 7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

 Why: Finding the right financing for renewable energy projects has always been a challenge. Today’s combination of tight financial markets and the need for more utility-scale RE projects, however, makes this challenge even more significant. Join us for a discussion by one of the leading experts in this field to see how projects like these get financed.

 Lee White is an Executive Vice President and Manager for George K. Baum & Company at its Denver Public Finance Headquarters. He has been in investment banking for over 20 years and is responsible for underwriting over $6 billion of municipal bonds. Mr. White has assisted numerous state & local governments and private corporations finance their infrastructure needs. The complete list of Mr. White’s experience, accomplishments, and credentials is far too long for one paragraph; but highlights include serving as lead banker for several hundred million dollars’ worth of renewable energy and other utility projects, Co-Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee’s Study on Infrastructure in the United States, member of the Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority, and participation in numerous airport, stadium, higher education, and non-profit projects. Mr. White has earned a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Masters of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 Locations

 Pueblo / TBD

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

 

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May Webcast 05/26/2009

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

Date:   Thursday, May 28 at 7:00

Topic“What the Federal Stimulus will mean for Colorado’s New Energy Economy”

 When President Obama came to Denver to sign the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act in February – and had all the employees of CRES Business Member Namaste Solar on stage next to him – it sent a clear message that the rest of America should follow Colorado’s lead in creating a New Energy Economy for the 21st Century and beyond. Now that stimulus funding from this legislation is starting to reach Colorado,  join CRES to find out how this will help further the goals of the New Energy Economy.

Jeff Lyng is the Renewable Energy Program Manager at the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (GEO). He has also served as a Technical Consultant at Xcel Energy. In 2006, Jeff was the recipient of both the John & Barbara Yellot Award from the American Solar Energy Society (ASES, CRES’s parent organization) and the Mark McCray Award from the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (CoSEIA). He was Project Manager for the University of Colorado team that won the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Solar Decathlon” in 2005. Jeff is currently on the Board of Directors of ASES, and has also served on the CRES Board. He has an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Ecology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 

 

 Locations

 Pueblo / CSU Pueblo  / Technology Bldg, Room 234  (Bldg 24 on map)

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

  

RE-View Meeting on May 19 05/03/2009

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RE-View Meeting in Colorado Springs

Video & discussion about Renewable Energy.

Chime in!  SECRES invites you to a night of video screening and great discussion on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 7:00.    

This month’s RE-View DVD features Daniel Lerch:  Post Carbon Cities:  Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

This DVD lecture by Daniel Lerch was delivered as a Plenary Address at ASES SOLAR 2008.  Daniel Lerch is Program Director of the Post Carbon Institute in Portland, and author of the book Post Carbon Cities:  Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty.  This DVD will provide lots of grist for discussion. 

 This event is free and open to the public.  We will meet at Fire Station #19 , which is east of the intersection of Research Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive.    (To learn more, please leave a comment to reach us.)     Please join us on May 19!

April Webcast on 4/30 04/21/2009

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The CRES monthly meeting is available via webcast in Colorado Springs and Pueblo:

Date:   Thursday, April 30 at 7:00

TopicThe Importance of Concentrating Solar Power in Tackling Climate Change

 Most power plants use fossil fuels to boil water.  The steam from the boiling water spins a large turbine, which drives a generator to produce electricity.  But a new generation of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants uses the sun as a heat source.  CSP already plays an increasingly important role in the fight against climate change, and that role will grow with improved technologies, policies, and economics.  Join CRES and one of the world’s leading CSP experts to find out how this will happen.

Dr. Chuck Kutscher is a principal engineer and manager of the Thermal Systems Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, where he currently leads the research on parabolic trough solar collector systems.  He is a past chair of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and was general chair of the SOLAR 2006 national solar energy conference, which led to the ASES report Tackling Climate Change in the U.S. (available at http://www.ases.org/climatechange).  He is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he developed and teaches a course entitled “Climate Change Solutions,” and he writes a regular column about climate change for SOLAR TODAY MAGAZINE.  He has given many presentations around the country on climate change solutions and concentrating solar power.  

Locations
Pueblo / CSU Pueblo 
AND  Colorado Springs / Gay & Lesbian Fund Bldg
 

 

 

 

Webcast: March 03/19/2009

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The CRES monthly meeting is available via webcast in Colorado Springs and Pueblo:

Date:   Thursday, March 26 at 7:00

TopicFinancing Renewable Energy in Today’s Capital Markets” 

Finding the right financing for renewable energy projects has always been a challenge. Today’s combination of tight financial markets and the need for more utility-scale RE projects, however, makes this challenge even more significant. Join us for a discussion by one of the leading experts in this field to see how projects like these get financed.

Lee White is an Executive Vice President and Manager for George K. Baum & Company at its Denver Public Finance Headquarters. He has been in the investment banking business for more than 20 years and is responsible for underwriting over $6 billion of municipal bonds. Mr. White has assisted numerous state and local governments and private corporations finance their infrastructure needs.

Locations

Pueblo / CSU Pueblo 

AND  Colorado Springs / Gay & Lesbian Fund Bldg

 

For more details:   http://www.cres-energy.org/events/index.html#NextMtg

Welcome 03/19/2009

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Welcome to SECRES.

SECRES is the southeast chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society.  Our organization serves Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, Pueblo and surrounding regions, and southeast Colorado.

Our mission is to promote, educate, and advocate regarding solar and renewable energy solutions for our region.  

SECRES sponsors several events throughout the year.  We coordinate the ASES National Solar Tour in our communities, and host meetings and discussions on a regular basis. 

To learn more, please email us (secres.info at gmail.com), or join our Google group for notification of events and news.   

Welcome!