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Sustainable energy group offers Case for Hope

May 16, 2016 4:44 P.M.
Rob Purdy, right, installs solar energy panels on his Kamloops home.

Changing to a low-carbon economy may not be as drastic or distant as you might think, says the  Kamloops chapter of B.C. Sustainable Energy Association.

Wednesday, May 25, the group hosts a showing of recent videos called Clean Energy and the Case for Hope. Part of the TRU Films for Change series, the selection is intended to illustrate how close society is to making a transition to clean energy. 

Are wind and solar too intermittent to provide most of our electricity?  Is LNG really needed as a transition fuel?  Will it be decades before electric vehicles affect the market for oil? Change is happening so fast in the clean energy sector that it's hard to keep up and the films are intended to offer hope.

"Our group watched the videos together, and we all saw new information that was really exciting," said Cheryl Kabloona, Chapter chairwoman.

Via video, the audience will hear from energy leaders Elon Musk (Tesla and Powerwall), Mark Jacobson (The Solutions Project) and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore. 
“We'll see what Bloomberg New Energy predicts for electric vehicles and the demand for oil, and what two First Nations here in Western Canada are doing with renewable energy.” 

A panel of local experts will share insights and answer questions about the videos.

The presentation in TRU Alumni Theatre begins at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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