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American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY), has grown from a one-day expo to a nearly week-long summit. This year’s event kicked off yesterday in Snowmass. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy was there and shares what she learned with news director Carolyn Sackariason.

On this week's show, Chip Comins and Abby Stern of the American Renewable Energy Institute and ARE Day Summit with a preview of this summer's event.

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The American Renewable Energy Institute hosts the 13th annual AREDAY summit beginning today (Monday) in Snowmass Village. The event runs through Friday and includes film and music events open to the public.

Valley Roundup 8-14-15

Aug 14, 2015

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

  The number of hikers in a certain area in the Glenwood Canyon has officials grappling with how to handle the growing crowds and their impacts in the backcountry.

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 continues with a discussion about divesting in fossil fuel technology. Moderated by John Powers, President of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

AREDay: Solutions from China: B to B

Aug 11, 2015

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 begins with a presentation by Huang Ming of Himin Solar. 

  Ming has been a major player in the solar energy industry in China for years. He explains his goals and methods.

After, he is joined by Chip Comins, the founder of AREDay and Daniel Fung of the USDP Peace and Development Foundation to discuss how to involve China in the changing world of environmental isses.

When Wesley Clark ran for president in 2004, he tried to get the nomination on a platform of health care and tax reforms.

 

 

And although he was the winner of a state primary, John Kerry took the nomination. The democrats were defeated and George W. Bush began his second term in the White House.

This week on CrossCurrents, the president and founder of AREDay, Chip Comins. The 12th Annual AREDay Summit is August 8-13th in Snowmass Village.

ARE Day - Politics, Climate Change and History

Aug 13, 2014

The American Renewable Energy Day, or ARE day, continues in Aspen with a discussion called "Politics, Climate Change and History" featuring Tom Steyer (Investor, Philanthropist, NextGen Climate), Douglas Brinkley (Historian, Professor at Rice University), and Theodore Roosevelt IV (Barclays Bank).

ARE Day - Jimmy Carter

Aug 13, 2014

The American Renewable Energy Day, or ARE Day, continues in Aspen with a discussion called “The Life of a Global Leader: Lessons of Statesmanship in Action” with President Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter was born in 1924 in Plains, Georgia. In 1962 Carter entered state politics and was elected governor in 1970. In December 1974, Carter announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He defeated President Gerald Ford in 1976. Among the signature domestic issues Carter is remembered for include working against inflation and unemployment as well creating strategies during the energy crisis of the mid-late 1970s. Carter was defeated for re-election in 1980. He left office in January 1981 and has continued to be an advocate on various causes.

The American Renewable Energy Day, or AREday, continues in Aspen with a discussion called “Divest-Invest: A Case for Civil Society Leadership” featuring moderator: Timothy E. Wirth of the UN Foundation, Reverend Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith, Ellen Dorsey Wallace of the Global Fund, Chloe Maxmin of Divest Harvard, John R Seydel of University of Denver Divest – Turner Foundation & Andy Behar of As You Sow.

AREDAY Tackles Divestment of Fossil Fuels

Aug 13, 2014

The American Renewable Energy Day, or AREday, continues in Aspen. Participants are exploring all manner of angles about clean energy… and also what tactics to take against oil, coal, and other fossil fuel development. 

On today's show, Chip Comins, President and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute on this year's ARE Day Summit, August 10-13 in Aspen.

And Jackie Francis, Executive Director of the Aspen Science Center on Sunday's ASC Street Fair in Paepcke Park.

Mountain Edition - June 5th, 2014

Jun 5, 2014

High water on the Crystal River has forced the Gunnison County Sheriff’s office to call off a search for a missing kayaker.

Rivers in the Valley are dangerously high. One stretch of the Colorado River is too full to float, so a commercial rafting company changed its route.

A local photographer is back from the Colorado River Delta, where he witnessed the Colorado River reconnect to the sea.

Jimmy Carter and Amory Lovins are a few guests set to speak at this summer’s American Renewable Energy Day in Aspen - we’ll have a preview.

And, more than a dozen new art sculptures were installed on Carbondale’s busy streets this week.

Finally, we’ll take you to Hunter S. Thompson’s old homestead for a cookout hosted by a marijuana advocacy group.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.