Salon duc Tape: Cheaper, Better, and Faster to 100%

Salon duc Tape – Cheaper, Better, and Faster to 100% – March 27th, 2020
Why solar, wind, and electric cars are a perfect match

In late 2018, the Platte River Power Authority – which provides electricity to Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Estes Park – committed to generating 100% “non-carbon” electricity by 2030. Achieving that goal will require changes in how we use electricity, in addition to making changes in how our electricity is produced.

At the salon on March 27th, Ken Regelson of will describe how electric cars can help our region meet the 100% non-carbon/renewable goal. He writes that “Lots of electric cars will help speed the development of lots of renewables. And lots of renewables could enable inexpensive E-car charging. If we can get the planning and policy right, we can have it all.”

Ken’s superpower is presenting complex topics in a clear and engaging way to audiences with all experience levels - energy nerds to regular folk. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering, along with 20 years of experience in the policy, analysis, and practice of renewables. For five years, Ken was a policy analyst at the state capitol and Public Utilities Commission representing Colorado’s solar installers. He has given dozens of technical and general audience talks.

Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. We are moving to an online format (Zoom) for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to make this work smoothly, please take the following steps:

1. Register (RSVP) in advance for the salon here: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the salon.
2. Make sure that you can use Zoom on your desktop, laptop, or tablet by visiting and clicking on the big blue “JOIN” button.
a. This will take you to a page which will let you start a test meeting, and, if needed, allow you to download and install the application on your computer or tablet.
b. Explore the options of unmuting your microphone and unmuting the camera so that others can hear and see you.
c. For a short overview video, visit Be sure to check out the participants, chat, and “raise hand” options.
3. In addition to computer or tablet, you can listen in by calling a phone number listed in the confirmation. If you have a smartphone, you will be able to view the slides, although they may be difficult to read.

Good luck!

Event Date and Time: 
27 March 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Zoom Webinar - Advance Registration Required