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November Meeting

  • Mayflower Church 106 East Diamond Lake Road Minneapolis, MN, 55419 United States (map)

Speaker Presentation:
“Why are renewables a threat to sustainability. And why they're not”

In Germany, widespread wind and solar electricity following the "Energiewende" policies has led to an increase of generation from coal power plants. In his presentation, Thomas Guibentif will introduce this and other situations when renewable energy deployment has backfired. With a "back to basics" on sustainability he will provide a framework to assess the limits, but also the opportunities, of renewable energies if we are to transition to a sustainable society.

About the Speaker
Thomas Guibentif
Engineer in Energy Management and Sustainability
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) 

Thomas has lived and studied in several European countries until he graduated as an engineer in Energy Management and Sustainability from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in October 2015. He conducted his Master Thesis at the International Energy Agency on microgrids. He has since travelled around the world without plane once, discovering a broad support for sustainability across countries


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8th Annual Fall Fundraiser