Monthly meeting- Joel Gordes will be speaking
Energy Efficiency and a Resilient Electric Grid
Joel Gordes, Environmental Energy Solutions
Joel is a well known and respected independent energy consultant, author and lecturer on energy and environmental issues, including those concerning climate change and environmental security. Joel's presentation will discuss how energy efficiency and distributed sources of energy, including renewables, can add resiliency to the electric grid and can provide a greater degree of safety and security. He will review steps you can take to make your own home more liveable under adverse circumstances. We all understand that energy efficiency is great for the environment and for saving money, but did you know that it can allow us to stay in our homes longer when the heating system is down? Joel will enlighten us on the advantages of smaller, more modular generation sources, how they can mimic what Mother Nature has set up in the natural realm and the lessons that holds for us. Having been through three horrendous storms in the past year which may be the "new normal," the many challenges to the electric grid will be explained and ideas to make it more robust. Refreshments and letter signing starting at 7:00. A small donation is requested.