CSU–Pueblo hosts monthly live webcasts on renewable energy topics

Colorado State University-Pueblo will host monthly webcasts this spring from the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), beginning this Thursday with a discussion of how “green” jobs will continue to fuel Colorado’s economy.

This month’s webcast,” Green Collar Jobs Helping to Power Colorado’s Economy,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 in Technology 234, hosted by the South Eastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES). Admission is free for CRES members with a $5 donation requested from non-members. The local webcasts represent a continued commitment by CSU-Pueblo to promote and utilize renewable energy resources. Earlier this month, CSU-Pueblo dedicated a 1.2 MW solar panel array to compliment a smaller system installed last year on the Technology Building.

As featured presenter, Brad Collins, executive director of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Publisher of SOLAR TODAY magazine, will discuss how renewable energy positions is Colorado are hiring, while other industries are facing layoffs. He will discuss the significant role that renewable energy and energy efficiency has had in generating green-collar jobs, including more than 88,000 jobs throughout Colorado by the end of 2007.

Collins has led ASES since February 2001 and throughout his career has served as an organizational manager, chief development officer, foundation executive, fundraising consultant, solar building researcher, designer, and builder. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Regis University.

CRES is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.

For more information about this or future webcasts, contact SECRES Board Member Kathleen Wilson, 719-549-2298, or kathleen.wilson@colostate-pueblo.edu 

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