Electricity Production & Climate Change- Part 4

Plymouth Congregational UCC is offering a 4 part series on "Electricity Production & Climate Change", facilitated by Michael H. Fox, PhD, Physics, & Les Fraley, PhD in Radiation Ecology & Radiation Physics. The classes are held between services from 10 am - 11 am on Sunday, September 10, 17, & 24 in the Fireside Room at Plymouth, 916 W. Prospect Rd. Here is the schedule:

•Week 1 - 9/3: Worldwide energy use with emphasis on US use. Emphasis on electricity generation. Discussion on the use of fossil fuel powered generation plants

•Week 2 - 9/10: Discussion of hydro & wind; will look at advantages/disadvantages of each; consider limitation of each in their ability to replace fossil fuels to produce electricity in the short run (50 - 100 yrs)

•Week 3 - 9/17: Discussion of solar, both PV & CSP; consider advantages/disadvantages of each plus their ability to replace fossil fuels to produce electricity in the short run; also discuss nuclear power plants as a way to produce electricity, with emphasis on advantages/disadvantages

•Week 4 - 9/24: Discussion re: why nuclear may be the only method that can replace fossil fuels in the short run. Summary & wrap up.

All education classes like this are open to the public - & free, of course. If you're interested, you're welcome to join us.

Event Date and Time: 
24 September 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Event Location: 
Plymouth Congregational Church, Fireside Room, 916 W. Prospect Street, Ft. Collins