RTCC SMART Series 2019: Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

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Name: RTCC SMART Series 2019: Achieving 100% Renewable Energy
Date: May 10, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
100% Renewables: How NC Governments, Utilities, and Industry Plan To Reach Clean Energy Goals  
 
So you have a 100% clean energy goal. Now what? 
 
Across the world, public-sector leaders are pursuing goals to provide 100% of their power needs from renewable energy to meet goals for sustainability, grid reliability, energy independence, and cost reductions. Cities are responsible for over 70% of global GHG emissions from energy use, so transitioning to renewables presents a tremendous opportunity to reduce climate impact - and with decreasing costs of renewable technologies and increasing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, more and more communities are pursuing 100% renewable goals.  
 
In North Carolina, over 10 local governments have formally committed to transition to 100% renewable energy over the next 10-30 years (Apex resolution 2019, Asheville 2018, Buncombe County 2017, Carrboro 2017, Charlotte 2018, Durham 2019, Durham County 2018, Franklin 2017, Hillsborough 2017, Orange County 2017, Wake County 2018) and others have supported 100% renewable energy goals for the state (BooneChatham CountyMacon CountySylvaWatauga County, and Waynesville). 
 
But how will these communities achieve 100% renewable energy? What technologies will they rely on? How can utilities and renewable energy developers accelerate the transition? 
 
Hear from a panel of cleantech industry experts and North Carolina municipalities on the complex factors impacting communities? transition to 100% renewable energy, and network with regional leaders changing the world through cleantech. 
 
Panel speakers include:
 
Paul Quinlan (Moderator)
Clean Tech Manager
ScottMadden
 
Christy Daniel
Director of Distributed Energy Technology
Duke Energy
 
Brian O'Hara
SVP, Strategy & Government Affairs
Strata Solar
 
Matt Calabria
Wake County Commissioner
 
Bill Jensen
Council Member
Town of Apex
 
Heather Bolick
Energy & Sustainability Coordinator
City of Charlotte

 
Event Sponsors:
  • Research Triangle Foundation
Location:
RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Date/Time Information:
Friday, May 10, 2019, 8-10 AM 

8:00-8:30    Registration, Refreshments, and Networking
8:30-9:45    Program
9:45-10:00    Thank You and Networking
Contact Information:
Grace Levin
Fees/Admission:
RTCC Directors and Leadership Members: Complimentary*
​RTCC Members: $25*
Non-Members: $35
*Members must sign into their registration account to receive discounts. Contact Grace Levin if you don't yet have an account or don't see your discount at checkout.

Sponsorship opportunities available.
 
Cancellation/Refund Policy:
By registering for this event, you are indicating that you will pay the required fees. If you are unable to attend, notification of cancellation  is required at least five (5) business days prior to the event in order to receive a refund. If you do not attend the event, and have not provided notice of cancellation according to this policy, you will still be responsible for payment. 
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