August 27, 2008 1:43 PM
Just when downtown Denver traffic - foot traffic and cars - locked up
this afternoon, a tiny all electric vehicle pulled up. The ride was
free, quiet, and fast. The driver hit 40 miles per hour on Wazee just
as a lane opened up.
August 27, 2008 10:36 AM
Cyclists probably have the best shot at reaching Invesco Field Thursday
evening, but officials want everyone to be ready for crowded streets
and night riding.
August 26, 2008 2:35 PM
At a high-brow DNCC confab on energy and climate change, some of the
world's most prominent energy executives went head-to-head with global
warming experts. When someone described clean coal as an oxymoron,
Frederick Palmer, vice president for government relations at Peabody
Energy, fired right back with a saying that might be here to stay:
"Clean coal is not an oxymoron. Black is the new green."
August 26, 2008 1:39 PM
Lindsay Smith, director of sustainability at the Colorado Convention
Center, has been busy since January turning the facility into a model
of sustainability, in part for the DNCC, and for the future of Denver.
Here's a look at what she's accomplished.
1. Let there be light:
Instead of leaving lights at full power all day, they're automatically
lowered to 50 percent of capacity until one hour before an event starts.
August 26, 2008 1:29 PM
Tucked away in the bowels of the Colorado Convention Center
is the office of Lindsay Smith, 30. She is the first sustainability director
the convention center has ever employed and the first her own employer, SMG,
has ever hired. SMG is the largest property management company in the world.
Smith started her job in January. And it's been a marathon effort to turn the
convention center, the size of 12 football fields,
the hue everyone is seeking these days at the
August 26, 2008 9:29 AM
9:32 a.m. Former Colorado Senator Tim Wirth is here, sitting quietly in
the back, so is environmental heavy hitter Francis Beinecke, president
of Natural Resources Defense Council. Later there are rumors that
climate rock star Al Gore will show. In fact, two weeks ago, he was on
the agenda. But then disappeared. Negotiations broke down, organizers
said. Oh well.
August 26, 2008 9:05 AM
9:10 a.m. More than 100 energy and climate exchange experts have
gathered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Space Theater
it's clear very quickly that this event is GREEN. Confusing, but, green.
August 26, 2008 8:11 AM
8:00 Rocky Mountain Roundtables on Energy. Mayor John Hickenlooper stands next to an elegant buffet filled
with tiny sausages and micro quiches. The day here at the DCPA is all about climate
change and energy. "I know enough about climate change that it scares
me," Hickenlooper tells the small group of energy experts, including
Dan Reicher Energy and Climate Director for google.
August 25, 2008 3:58 PM
4 p.m. Recycling stations were still going up Monday afternoon at the Pepsi
Center as volunteers, standing by, patiently explain to DNC attendees
that yes, you really can compost a DiGiorno pizza box.
August 25, 2008 10:14 AM
Les McPhearson is handing out bikes as fast as he can find riders this
morning. McPhearson, stationed across from the Colorado Convention
Center, is tracking electronically the number of bikes handed out, as
well as the miles ridden and the effect on CO2 emissions.
As of 9:45 a.m. 453 bikes hand been handed over to riders across downtown and 542 miles already logged.