Energy Through Chemistry
SciCafe at The American Museum of Natural History
SciCafe presents Energy Through Chemistry, featuring HÃ©ctor AbruÃ±a, director of the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute and the Energy Materials Center.
Learn about the technologies that have amazing potential to revolutionize our transportation and energy sectors, including hybrid cars. HÃ©ctor AbruÃ±a, director of the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute and the Energy Materials Center, will discuss the fascinating advances in fuel cell technology.
Surrounded by magnificent geological specimens in the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, enjoy the Museum after hours with music, drinks, and thought-provoking conversation at this installment of the popular new SciCafe series at the American Museum of Natural History. SciCafe takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.
Wednesday, March 3, 7 pm
Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth
American Museum of Natural History
Enter at the 81st Street/Rose Center
Free admission with cash bar; must be 21 with ID.
12/3 CIRenew Forum, “Community Wind: Delivering Benefits to Local Residents” at Brewster Ladies Library
Dave McGlinchey of the Vineyard Energy Project is featured speaker at a forum at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 3 at the Brewster Ladies Library located on 1822 Main Street/Route 6A in Brewster. His talk will focus on Vineyard Power, a community-based energy cooperative being launched to help Martha’s Vineyard residents and businesses invest in locally controlled renewable energy projects. The forum is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
Vineyard Power logoAs executive director of the Vineyard Energy Project (VEP), Dave heads collaborative efforts to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy on the island. VEP is forming Vineyard Power to give Islanders an ownership stake in offshore wind and other projects designed to secure a stable and sustainable energy future while protecting local landscapes and cultural values. He will discuss how residents and businesses who join the cooperative will choose where and how renewable resources are developed, as well as stabilize and reduce their energy costs. After his talk, a Q&A session will address community ownership and residential benefits in the context of wind projects being developed on municipal property in Brewster and other Cape Cod towns, as well as future offshore wind projects.
“Vineyard Power will put its members in control of their wind resources, electricity bills, carbon footprints, and energy futures,” says Chris Powicki, president of CIRenew. “Hopefully, Cape Cod residents can begin moving toward a community-based cooperative by starting with grassroots dialogue, just as they did on the island.”
The VEP is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 and directed by Kate Warner for its first 5 years of operation. She led community-based outreach, education, training, planning, and policymaking activities addressing efficiency, solar, wind, green building, climate change, and energy independence, and she is now the principal force behind EnergyWiseMV, a collaborative consultancy offering comprehensive green building and clean energy design and installation services.
Under Dave’s leadership, the VEP is managing the launch of Vineyard Power, and it recently received a $787,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a smart grid demonstration project. He holds a law degree from Suffolk Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and has covered security, policy, and technology issues while working as a journalist in Colorado and Washington, DC.
Wildflower Meadows, Public and Private: From your Parks to your Garden
October 26, 2009, 6:30 â€“ 8:30pm Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall
Lecture by Scott LaFleur, Horticulture Director and Botanic Garden Director for New EnglandWild Flower Society
Sponsored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Join us for an informative evening learning all about wildflower meadows! We will delve into the exciting world of meadow ecology and the role of meadows in attracting and supporting birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Then learn how to bring this colorful, low-maintenance, sustainable lawn-alternative into your own garden. We will also discuss the unique wildflower meadow in Olmsted Park and the Conservancyâ€™s ongoing efforts to prevent the meadow from reverting to woodland and maintain it as a valuable resource with the help of volunteers.
– Catherine Pedemonti Project Manager, Emerald Necklace Conservancy email@example.com 617-522-2700
Emerald Necklace Conservancy | 891 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 | (617) 522-2700
Energy in the 21st Century Webinar Series
Webinar 1: Creating Model By-Laws for Wind Projects
Please join us on November 2, 1:00 – 2:15 pm for the first of three free webinars covering timely energy issues for communities in Massachusetts. Among the typical challenges municipalities face as they explore wind projects is the need to address permitting and zoning issues. Towns often need to create new or modify existing by-laws to regulate these types of projects. This webinar will offer guidance on this process and draw on lessons learned from different by-laws developed for towns in Massachusetts. It will also point out resources that towns can access to assist with by-law development. See attached flyer for additional information and registration instructions. Register early, space is limited!
Please spread the word to others who might be interested in this topic. Stay tuned for more information on other webinars in this series.
Coastal Training Program Coordinator
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Tel: 508-457-0495 ext. 110
more info here (pdf)
What is your plan for rising energy costs?
The US Department of Energy forecasts a 60% increase in commercial electric rates over the next 20 years. By investing in wind power now you can reduce your cost of power, reap tax advantages and create new marketing opportunities for your business or organization.
The next step is to learn how!
* Seminar at Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, MA
* Followed by a tour of the Northwind 100 turbine at Hyannis Country Garden
* Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 3 pm
What you will learn:
* The success story of Hyannis Country Garden
* Benefits of having a wind turbine for your business, farm or municipal facility
* Steps of a successful wind project from pre-feasibility to project development, to engineering and construction and ongoing life cycle support
* Options to finance your project
* What a 100kW turbine looks and sounds like up close
Get a FREE Pre-Feasibility Report when you register
-CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE-
When you register for the seminar, you qualify for a free pre-feasibility report for a wind turbine (a $1000 value!) you can pick up at the seminar.
For more information, call (877) 90-NORTH
Diana Duffley, proud owner of Hyannis Country Garden and a Northwind 100 turbine
Chris Lamonia, Northeast Regional Director for Northern Power Systems, manufacturer of Northwind 100 turbines
Kevin Schulte, CEO of SED, installer and service provider for the Northwind 100 turbine