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The mission of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is to lead Colorado to an energy efficient and renewable energy economy through education, policy advancement, and economic development.

The Metro Denver chapter of CRES serves the greater Denver area. MDCRES works to increase awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We host meetings and events to help members and the public connect with the ideas and people that make renewable energy and energy efficiency happen.

Ways to stay connected to MDCRES:

https://www.cres-energy.org/metro-denver-mdcres/ (http://cres-energy.org/)

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr81EUb2qVJVfmmlJMxEHVw

Upcoming events (3)

Renewable Energy in the Rural Electric Cooperative

Network event

Online event

Holy Cross Energy of Avon, Colorado has set a goal of 100% clean energy by 2030. President and CEO, Bryan Hannegan,PhD, will discuss the varied and innovative tools they are using to meet this goal, and the challenges unique to rural co-ops. Holy Cross Energy is implementing and exploring a wide range of technologies that include biomass energy generation, solar, energy storage, micro-grids, hydrogen, and more.

Registration is required - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2199916476888835595

Prior to joining Holy Cross in July 2017, Bryan Hannegan was an Associate Laboratory Director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he co-founded the US Department of Energy’s Grid Modernization Initiative and started up the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), a unique “distribution grid in a box” enabling utilities, entrepreneurs and consumers to work together on cleaner, more affordable and more reliable energy systems. Earlier in his career, Bryan held senior leadership roles at the Electric Power Research Institute, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Holy Cross Energy, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative utility provides electricity and energy products and services to more than 42,000 customers in Western Colorado.

A question and answer session will follow Dr. Hannegan's presentation.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Explained

Online event

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2346274669136289803

Join CRES for a very exciting panel on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) to learn exactly what it means, how it is impacting the corporate world and what impacts ESG can make. We will be joined by Matt Fumuso, Account VP at USB, and Rachel Mountin, Director of ESG at DaVita as we engage in this conversation.

Matt and Rachel will share about the evolution of ESG , discuss the components of a strong ESG program, speak to the increased ESG focus of investors, and break down the components by explaining what is involved in environmental stewardship, social leadership, and responsible governance.

We look forward to the event and hope that you will join us and bring your own questions for the panel.

Learn more about our speakers:

Matt Fumuso
Hailing from New York, Matt Fumuso spent 26 years on the east coast. He graduated from Boston College in 2007 and worked at AllianceBernstein Wealth Management in Manhattan for 4 years where he was actively involved in portfolio trading. His love for skiing and the outdoors brought him to Colorado and he began working for UBS in Boulder in 2011. While in Boulder, Matt completed the Leeds MBA program from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus in Sustainable Investing in 2014. He has his Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation, as well as his Chartered Socially Responsible Investment Counselor® (CSRIC®) designation.

Aside from working at UBS, Matt is the president of the Net Impact Chapter of Denver Professionals and is very active within the Sustainability community. He and his wife, Jen, love camping in Colorado and enjoying new experiences – from zip-lining in the canyons of the Dominican to hiking on glaciers in Iceland to swimming with sharks in Belize. They are having a blast raising their two daughters, Ada and Everlee, and are excited for what the future brings.

Federal Climate Policy Update

Online event

Join MDCRES for an examination of the Federal Climate Agenda. Dr. Roy will provide an update on the climate agenda of President Biden and Congress and on Rep. DeGette’s work to advance clean energy deployment, methane waste reduction, and environmental justice.“

About Our Speaker:
Manik “Nikki” Roy is the Climate Change and Environmental Policy Director for Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), and is leading the staff work on the Congresswoman’s Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment Act (H.R. 4309), Methane Waste Prevention Act (H.R. 1492), and environmental justice legislation (H.R. 2397), among other things. Prior to joining Rep. DeGette’s staff, Roy worked for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the ClimateWorks Foundation. Roy has a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University and a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in environmental engineering, both from Stanford University. Roy was raised in Phoenix, Arizona; he and his wife have three daughters and a grandson.

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