When: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00-8:30 AM CST
Where: Town and Country Club, 300 North Mississippi River Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Cost: $30 Fresh Energy members/Government employees/Students, $45 General admission
Registration will remain open as long as tickets are available. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Leigh Onkka at 651 726 7572.
When we use natural gas to power our communities, we invest in carbon-intensive fossil fuels—and put our health at risk. Children who live in homes with gas cooking stoves are at a higher risk for asthma complications and recent gas explosions are chilling reminders that when we depend on gas, we are combusting volatile fuels in and around the places we call home.
What would it take to move beyond gas, with super-efficient buildings that only require small amounts of wind and solar electricity to heat and cool?
Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Bruce Nilles, internationally known for his leadership in moving the United States off of fossil fuel, and Sherri Billimoria, an expert in the economics of electrification. Together, we will discuss how to reduce gas in our buildings, and what it will take for new homes and developments, such as the Saint Paul Ford site, to be built with zero carbon and no gas.
With a dynamic format, Fresh Energy’s Power Pairings breakfast events are an opportunity to hear two leaders share their expertise and participate in an engaging dialogue around key energy issues facing Minnesota. We hope you can join what promises to be an exciting conversation!
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
BRUCE NILLES is well-known for leading Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and has now, as a Senior Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute, turned his attention to electrifying the buildings sector.
SHERRI BILLIMORIA recently authored a ground-breaking report on the economics of electrifying buildings and focuses on low-income communities and energy solutions in the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Practice.
Stoel Rives LLP
Uponor North America
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT?
If you have questions about the Power Pairing or becoming a sponsor, contact Anna Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651 294 7145.