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December 19, 2012
Weary and Worried Souls and Our Clean Energy Future
Leslie Glustrom, Director of Policy and Research, Clean Energy Action

Interface Host: Stan Adamson  

From coast to coast, Leslie Glustrom has helped audiences of all sizes and backgrounds regain hope regarding our energy—and economic—future. Whether you are personally feeling weary or whether it is people you know through your faith or therapeutic work, Leslie has a long history of leaving her audiences energized and inspired about our clean energy future.

Our society is increasingly being portrayed as “addicted”’ to fossil fuels. What is the political, financial, environmental and psychic price we pay for that addiction? What is the hope for breaking our addiction and finding our way forward to a clean energy future? What can we do as individuals and mentors to accelerate the transition to the post-fossil fuel world? How can we energize the depressed and build the momentum needed to repower our country for the new century? Where are the beacons of light and how can we replicate them and provide hope and inspiration for those who are worried about the state of our planet?

About the Presentation:

About the Presenter:
Leslie Glustrom is trained as a biochemist and has spent over 30 years working at the interface of science and society in a variety of roles including science writing, teaching and policy analysis. In addition, she has a long history of activist work on a variety of environmental issues.

In 2004, Leslie resigned from her job managing a biochemistry research lab at the University of Colorado-Boulder to work full time on climate change. She is a founding member of Clean Energy Action and has played key roles in the efforts of Colorado and Boulder to decarbonize their energy supply. In addition, she has  spoken throughout the country on how to accelerate the transition to the post-fossil fuel world.  She is known as a knowledgeable and inspiring speaker who leaves her audiences highly energized about our clean energy future.

Leslie has written and spoken extensively on the role of coal in our country’s energy supply and she was a co-author of the 2011 Harvard study on the True Cost Accounting of Coal.  Her 2009 report on US coal supplies is available for free download from www.cleanenergyaction.org.

Leslie and her husband of over 30 years presently live in Boulder, having previously lived and worked in Wisconsin and Arizona. They are the parents of two grown children.

Additional Resources:

Leslie Glustrom

[email protected]

Background information is at www.cleanenergyaction.org.  

Detailed testimony and statements on a variety of topics are available from the Colorado PUC website or from Leslie using the contact information above.

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