The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) will host a panel discussion on renewable energy from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23,at Avogadro’s Number. For the second year in a row, the largest source of new power added to the United States' electrical grids has come from renewable sources due to technological advances, favorable legislation, and reduced cost. Recent trends suggest that the U.S., along with many other nations, is transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy sources. The largest growth came from wind farms as developers took advantage of federal tax credits due to expire at the end of 2016. A panel of CSU experts will discuss the technological, economic, and political aspects of clean energy. Topics will include various sources of clean energy, its cost effectiveness, efficiencies, possibilities for advancement, and more. Panelists include: • Bryan Willson, Department of Mechanical Engineering and director, CSU Energy Institute • Sandra Davis, Department of Political Science • Terrence Iverson, Department of Economics • Courtney Jahn, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management The discussion will be moderated by Gene Kelly, assistant director for Research and Development at SoGES, professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, and interim CEO for NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network. The panel discussion—part of a Managing the Planet series—is free of charge and open to the public.
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CSU’s sustainability centers and programs are converging for one evening this month providing students, CSU, and interested community members an opportunity to learn about the organizations that are conducting sustainability-related work on campus.
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, taking place Feb. 11-15 in Washington, D.C., will include CSU researchers sharing the latest from their laboratories, and exciting up-and-coming trends in their fields.
The City of Fort Collins and CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host an open house on the City's 2020 Climate Action Plan from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14 at Galvanize, 242 Linden St. SoGES Director and CSU Professor Diana Wall and Brian Dunbar, executive director of the Institute for the Built Environment, will set the stage with brief remarks on sustainable cities followed by the open house. Wall’s talk will relate climate change in Antarctica to what’s happening in Colorado and Dunbar will talk about best practices among sustainable cities. Then, attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on strategies identified to date and brainstorm with City staff on additional opportunities to meet the City’s greenhouse gas reduction goals. Learn more about the Climate Action Plan on the city's website.
CSU experts will discuss the latest science behind the melting of ice at the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Avogadro’s Number.
CSU's Peter Backlund, Bill Ritter and other faculty are in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties, a UN-organized annual meeting for nearly 200 countries that want to take action on climate change.
Colorado State University’s Diana Wall and coauthors make the case to integrate soil biodiversity research into human health studies in a paper published online in Nature November 23.