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Roadmap to Renewable Energy with Tom Solomon Presented by the Men’s Group

Wednesday, January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the presentation, a confirmation email will be sent to all registered attendees with details to join via Zoom.

This month, the group will be inviting special guest speaker, Tom Solomon, for a presentation on renewable energy via Zoom. Tom will talk about the plan prepared by Stanford Professor Jacobsen for an accelerated transition to an all-electric renewable economy by 2035. Using the Stanford University ‘The Solutions Project’ he will show how many wind, solar and battery farms as well as gigafactories need to be built every year, until the U.S. reaches 100%. The build-out details will include costs and job growth. This is what it would it REALLY look like to build 100% clean renewable energy for ALL purposes in time to save the planet from climate catastrophe.

While hosted by the Village Men’s Group, this program is open to all men, women, and guests of the Village.

About Tom Solomon
Tom Solomon, co-coordinator of 350.org New Mexico, is a retired electrical engineer. During his 34 year career at Intel he led the team which built and ramped Fab 11X in Rio Rancho, the $2B expansion that doubled the size of their microprocessor Fab in 2001. He also led the efforts to build Intel’s first (10kW) solar array in NM in 2008, and a larger 100kW rooftop installation in 2011. After retirement, Tom became a full-time activist. He was a field organizer for OFA in 2012 and now co-leads the NM chapter of 350.org, fighting global warming to ensure a safe climate for his 3 children. 350NM’s campaigns include UNM divestment, large public climate rallies, public education forums on methane leakage, rooftop solar advocacy at neighborhood associations and coalition efforts at the PRC to replace the power from PNM’s San Juan coal plant with Wind and Solar energy.

 

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Date:
Wednesday, January 12
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free

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Chicago, IL United States
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