Renewable Energy: Good Trends & Terrible Ideas

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista | get directions

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Our speaker this month is Bob Hemphill, the founder and CEO of Sunshine Soldiers, author of two books and a columnist for the Huffington Post. He will present a talk entitled, Renewable Energy: Good Trends and Terrible Ideas. “There has been a good deal of recent progress in the solar and wind area with more to come. There have also been proposals and actions over the last two years that are foolish, backward, unworkable, expensive or all of the above.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how the renewable energy revolution is progressing and what this means to you, your family, home and business. There will be time for questions from the audience and light refreshments will be served.

Bob Hemphill is a Yale graduate and served as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam with the Green Beret. Other accomplishments include: * Deputy Assistant Secretary in Energy Department; Deputy Manager of Power at Tennessee Valley Authority * One of the initial partners in the electric company AES, which went from a $1mil startup to $7 billion public company, but not overnight * CEO of AES Solar, a startup which went from nothing to 51 solar plants and $2.5 bill of assets in five years * Author of two books about energy and international business * Founder and CEO of Sunshine Soldiers, a non-profit focusing on renewable energy education


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