Chuck Kutscher

University of Colorado

Charles F. (Chuck) Kutscher is a Fellow and Senior Research Associate of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, a joint institute between the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He served as the Director of the Buildings and Thermal Sciences Center at NREL from 2013 until his retirement in 2018. He has worked in the field of renewable energy for over four decades, during which time he has led research in solar heating and cooling, building energy efficiency, solar industrial process heat, geothermal power and concentrating solar power. He is a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and served as the Society's chair in 2000 and 2001. He led the ASES study, "Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.", a 200-page report detailing how energy efficiency and six renewable energy technologies can greatly reduce U.S. carbon emissions by 2030. He is the lead author of the third edition of the college textbook, "Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems." He obtained a B.S. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Chuck is speaking at

October 9, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Room 382, CSU's Lory Student Center

Speakers

  • Susan Hassol (Moderator and Speaker) Climate Communication
  • Scott Denning (Speaker) Climate Scientist and Professor of Atmospheric Science, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, Colorado State University
  • Chuck Kutscher (Speaker) University of Colorado
  • Ed Maibach (Speaker) George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
  • Luke Runyon (Speaker) KUNC, Community Radio for Northern Colorado
  • Meera Subramanian (Speaker) Independent journalist, Freelance
  • Brad Udall (Speaker) Senior Scientist/Scholar, Colorado State University
  • Bernadette Woods Placky (Speaker) Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Director, Climate Central, Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Description

This workshop is full.

This workshop includes breakfast (served at 8:00 a.m.) and lunch. Cost for 25 SEJ members will be covered by Climate Matters in the Newsroom’s National Science Foundation funding. The first 25 qualifying applicants to register for the workshop will be accepted and later registrants will be on a waiting list. A stipend to help cover the cost of the additional night in a conference hotel will be provided. Registration is open to SEJ members, with a preference for professional journalists. Registration for the workshop can be completed when registering for the conference. For more information about the workshop, contact abbey@climatecommunication.org. To learn more about the stipend, email cbruggs@sej.org. For registration questions, email conferences@colostate.edu.

This full-day workshop will equip reporters in all media to tell local climate stories that matter to their audiences. We’ll quickly review the basics of climate change and then do deep dives with top experts on climate and water issues and clean energy solutions. Journalists successfully tackling the challenge of local climate reporting will discuss their experiences. New localized climate reporting resources will be introduced and discussed and we will use them in hands-on practice.

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