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August GEM Speaker Series Presents: Climate Change – Challenges and Opportunities for the Energy Industry

July 23, 2013

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Please join us at the August GEM Speaker Series titled “Climate Change – Challenges and Opportunities for the Energy Industry” with presenter Neil Kolwey. Kolwey is a Senior Associate at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP).


In this presentation and discussion, we will look at what is happening with global temperatures, extreme weather events, and the science of climate change. With this as a background, we will discuss policies and other pressures facing the energy industry, and opportunities for utilities, oil and gas companies, and renewable energy companies to leverage these challenges into a successful business strategy.


Thursday August 8, 2013 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM MDT
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CU Denver Business School
1475 Lawrence St
Room 4500
Denver, CO 80202

Neil Kolwey
Senior Associate,
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
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About Our Speaker

Neil Kolwey is a Senior Associate at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), where he leads programs to advance energy efficiency in the industrial sector. This includes managing the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge, a voluntary program that challenges large and medium-size industrial facilities to set five-year energy efficiency goals, and provides public recognition and technical assistance. Neil also promotes best practices in utility energy efficiency programs for industrial customers and works with state energy offices throughout the region to support industrial energy efficiency.

Neil also teaches an online course in “Basics of Greenhouse Gas Accounting” for companies/organizations, through the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Since attending a workshop with Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project in August 2012, Neil has given several voluntary presentations on climate change and solutions to college classes and other groups.

Before joining SWEEP, Neil managed the greenhouse gas (GHG) consulting practice at E Source, and wrote numerous reports on energy management best practices, utility programs for large customers, climate change business strategies, and other topics. In 1999-2000, Neil won a Fulbright grant to study in Sweden and earned an MS in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University. Neil has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Energy Manager and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.

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