Archive for July, 2007

July 20th–Denver–The Science of Climate Change

Please Join Us on July 20th-9-4 at the Adams Mark Hotel, Denver—Colorful Poster
Attached—Please Post—Thanks!

Take Advantage of Colorado’s Amazing Experts
on Climate Change Science!

 

If we
are going to address the problem of climate change we have to be clear on what
the scientists are telling us—and there is much more to the story than the
media have told us. Please join us on July 20th for a day long
workshop of essential information delivered by some of the world’s top
climate change scientists. Poster and Agenda attached and Agenda copied below.
Please join us—and pass the word!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizens Working to Bring Clean Energy Solutions
to
Colorado

www.cleanenergyaction.org

 

The Science of Climate Change and
Leadership in

the Greenhouse Century

 

Friday July 20, 2007,
9am-4pmAdams
Mark Hotel,
Denver, Colorado

How Urgent is the Problem? How Long Do We
Have to Make the Needed Changes?

These World Class Scientists Will Bring Us
the Latest Information

Confirmed Speakers in Bold

 

 8:15– 8:45   
          Registration

 9:009:15   
          Welcome and
Introductions

 9:15-10:00  
          “Leadership in the Greenhouse
Century: A Citizen’s Perspective”

                            
                  
Leslie
Glustrom, Clean Energy Action

10:00-10:15 
          Break

10:15-11:00 
          “CO2—Where Does it Go
and How Long Does It Stay There?”

                            
                  
Dr.
Pieter Tans, NOAA

11:00-11:45           
“Coming Climate:
Thresholds, Feedbacks and Predictable Surprises”

                            
                  
Dr.
James White, CU-Boulder
 

11:45-1:00            
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 – 1:45            
“Leadership in the Greenhouse Century”

                            
         
        
Governor Bill Ritter or
His Representative—Invited

1:45  –2:30            
“Leadership in the Greenhouse Century—A Republican Perspective

                            
         
        
Mike Bowman  25 x25

2:30-2:45              
Break

2:45-3:30              
Climate
Impacts and
Colorado: Bringing it All Home”

                            
                  
Dr.
Martin Hoerling, NOAA

3:30:4:00               
Wrap-Up Discussion

                            
                  
Members of Clean Energy
Action

                            

Registration–$30/person–before July 17t;
$50 after July 17th

Call 303-245-8637 or send an e-mail to lglustrom@gmail.com to reserve a seat

Organizational Pass for NonProfits, State Agencies and
Companies with Fewer than 15 Employees–$150

Organizational Pass for Companies with More Than 15 Employees–$300

Organizational Passes Provide Unlimited Attendance for the
Organization; Must be Reserved by
July
17, 2007

 

If you live on this planet you should be
there!

 

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Indigestion After the Coal Binge

Many energy advocates are concerned about the construction of new conventional electricity generation. This is not only due to the harmful effects of mining, using, and disposing of the waste from coal, natural gas, and uranium, but also because there is only so much electricity demand. My Alt Energy Stocks column this week exproles the possibility of utilites building too much conventional generation to need any renewables at all.

Utilities often say that they will have trouble meeting future demand… this was the justification for the coal plants (now mostly replaced by nuclear) planned by TXU. But these projections massively underestimate the potential of imporved energy efficiency which most studies put at about 1.2% acheivable savings per year, but I believe could be much higher with changes to the regulatory landscape.

To read the entire article, click here.

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Coal Companies vs. US-CAP

It’s unfortunate, but even many environmental advocates also have money invested in companies that are doing a lot to make our world a lot less pleasant place to live. After all, we need to put our money somewhere, and a nonprofit salary isn’t going to fund your 401k to the point when you can retire after having saved the world if you’re money is in CDs.

However, renewable energy and more generally progressive companies that advocate for action on global warming are giving us more and more opportunities to profit from our principles. Here is a brief look at how the stocks of the members of the United States Climate Action Partnership are doing in comparison to Big Coal so far this year.

Coal is off to an early lead, but if you want reason to hope, I give a few at the end of the column. But the best reason for me is the ability to sleep at night.

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How to avoid Stock Scams

My AltEnergyStocks column this week talks about signs to look for to help you aviod falling for stock scams. Investment scams foolw whatever trend is hot at the moment, and right now, that’s renewable energy. Here’s how to make sure your money is helping to reduce our carbon footprint, not financing some shyster’s trip to the Bahamas.

As an example, I take a look at US Sustainable Energy, a biofuel company that shows some worrying signs….

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Smart Metering for Energy Efficiency

I forgot to post about this one, but better late than never. Here’s an article I did for AltenergyStocks on Smart Metering, and how giving people feedback about how they use eletricity can lead to better decision making.

I’ll have another article tomorrow, on rooting out stock scams (it’s easier than it sounds.)

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