North Carolina IPL Hosts Katharine Hayhoe to Discuss the Future of Energy in Charlotte

By path2positive

Katharine Hayhoe remains a prominent voice in the climate and creation care conversation. Her prolific work as a climate scientist enables her to not only lead on solutions but to educate people about climate change in a way that is digestible and comprehensible for the everyday person. Any given week, you may find her speaking to crowds across the U.S., illuminating the abstraction of climate change and motivating people of faith to care for God's creation. 

On April 4, 2016, Blessed Tomorrow's partner organization, North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, along with Clean Air Carolina, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, and Union of Concerned Scientists, will host Hayhoe and former CEO of Duke Energy and Lighting the World: Transforming our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone, Jim Rogers, for a discussion on the current state of the energy sector.

Considering the rollercoaster of issues that North Carolina has experienced in the past year concerning energy regulations, this topic is of particular importance to have in the beautiful city of Charlotte. Get caught up on what has been happening with energy issues in the Tar Hill State and how faith leaders are leading the charge for solar and wind power via the links below. 

To learn more Interfaith Power and Light here.


Transforming Our Energy Future: Energy Equity & You

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NC Interfaith Power and Light, Clean Air Carolina, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, and Union of Concerned Scientists are pleased to host this event featuring Dr. Katharine Hayhoe – Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Jim Rogers – former CEO of Duke Energy and author of Lighting the World: Transforming Our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone.

This event will explore how the energy sector is transforming energy production as the global energy markets shift to a low carbon economy, why this transition is occurring & possible barriers, what role clean renewable energy plays in this new energy future, and examine how to ensure this transition is done in an equitable way that ensures everyone access to affordable choices.

Additionally, this event will be overlooking the dynamic presentation of PARTICLE FALLS, an animated light projection of real-time air quality data designed by artist and scientist Andrea Polli. PARTICLE FALLS has been demonstrated in several cities across the US and most recently in Paris during the United Nations Climate Conference.

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