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Transition to a Clean Energy Future and how the Inflation Reduction Act can help!
Transition Fidalgo Gathering Presents:
A series of FIVE-in-a-row monthly presentations about creating a Clean Energy Future
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 7:00 pm, via Zoom
“Transition to a Clean Energy Future
Presented by Skagit Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) in partnership with Transition Fidalgo. Betty Carteret, co-lead of the Skagit CCL Chapter, will talk about why clean energy is so important to taking action on climate change. We’ll discuss what we can do to reduce our dependence on oil and gas as we move to an all-electric future and how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) can help us get there. This is the first of a series of five monthly presentations designed to help us navigate the ins and outs of transitioning our electric supply, electrifying your home, car and community! Let’s take advantage of a nation-wide movement and work together to achieve these goals!
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“The Supply Side of the Clean Energy Transition”
De-carbonizing our source of electrical power is a major challenge ahead of us in achieving greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The all-electric future will demand about three times the amount of electricity available today, transmitted by a smart grid system to make our clean energy future a reality. This talk will explore what will be needed to move from our current outdated electrical grid and power sources to a smart, distributed grid bringing us green power from an expected huge growth in solar and wind and possibly other non-carbon sources. Speakers to be announced.
“Electrify Everything in Our Homes”
The clean energy future will require that we all begin to transition our home power consumption to all-electric “machines”. This talk will look at how we are already moving to all-electric new home construction and over time will replace fossil fuel-based heating, cooking, and other home systems with new all-electric systems in existing homes. We’ll look at how the Inflation Reduction Act can help us transition to an all-electric home. Speakers to be announced
“Electrify Everything We Drive or Ride In”
Sales of electric vehicles are skyrocketing speeding our transition to decarbonized transportation. This presentation will look at what you might want to know about making the shift to an all-electric vehicle. We’ll discuss the state of technology, current costs, charging your vehicle at home or on the road, how to plan a trip, and what the Inflation Reduction Act offers to help you make the transition. Speakers to be announced.
Panel Discussion – “Smoothing the Road for the Transition”
The clean energy future will require us to work together as communities with all levels of government to smooth the way for a rapid transition to an efficient green electric supply grid and all-electric homes and transportation. Part of the challenge is modernizing the rules and regulations that ensure safety and proper design are updated to this new movement. Many of the governmental regulations for power production and transmission were put in place many decades ago and do not reflect the needs of today. We will invite a panel of representatives from local, county and state organizations to join us to discuss this topic. Panel members to be announced.
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