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Imagine Local Energy Independence - a talk with Dan Kammen

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Imagine Local Energy Independence - a talk with Dan Kammen

Time: October 5, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Bellingham High School
Street: 2020 Cornwall Ave
City/Town: Bellingham
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Phone: 360.733.8307
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Hannah Coughlin
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2012

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Please join me for an extraordinary opportunity on October 5th.

Imagine Energy Independence

Friday, October 5th, 2012

7:00 - 9:00pm, presentation at  Bellingham High School Auditorium

Presented by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

"Imagine energy independence" with Dr. Dan Kammen, founder of the Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory & Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient with Al Gore.  Dr. Dan Kammen will explore innovations in and barriers to building renewable energy systems worldwide. 

Dr Kammen is an inspiring speaker and dynamic leader who has worked across the globe to help communities large and small understand the tools available to battle for a sustainable future. Local nonprofits and renewable energy groups will be present to foster a forward-thinking, solutions-oriented discussion.

Thanks to our sponsors: Kulshan Cycles, Village Books, the Community Energy Challenge, Ecotech Energy Systems, Azimuth Integral homes, and co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom.

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RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will host world-renowned renewable energy scientist Dr. Dan Kammen on October 5, 2012 at 7:00 at the Bellingham High School Auditorium. Dr. Kammen will present his talk, “Imagine Energy Independence” – a look at the innovations and barriers to developing a local renewable energy system. Donations will be accepted at the door ($7 suggested). “This talk is particularly timely,” states Crina Hoyer, RE Sources’ Executive Director. “As Whatcom County grapples with questions about fossil fuel use, wind energy and coal export, Dr. Kammen will offer inspiration and instruction for creating a carbon-free economy.”

Through his work with Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (REAL), Dr. Kammen designs and implements projects in communities around the globe. Projects range from solutions for small communities struggling to meet energy access needs to large-scale regional grids where technologies, policies, and usage patterns are all in play to build energy systems across the planet. In addition to his work with REAL, Daniel Kammen is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. From 2010 to 2011, he was the inaugural Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the World Bank. Dr. Kammen has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and U.S. federal government in expert and advisory capacities. He has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 240 peer-reviewed journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports. Dr. Kammen also served for many years on the Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility. 


“This is a truly extraordinary opportunity for Whatcom County,” says Hoyer. “Rarely do we have a chance to learn from leaders and pioneers of Dr. Kammen’s status. He holds the key to help us unlock the door to our local energy independence.”

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