Brian McGraw/Special to the Independent Tribune

More than 30 people listened to Calvin Cupini, Citizen Science Program Manager at Clean Air Carolina, talk about how clean energy and energy storage technology can protect birds and communities at Audubon’s North Carolina Energy Future Forum at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company in Concord on Nov. 20. Other panelists at the event included Carrie DeJaco, associate professor of biology and environmental science at Pfeiffer University, Brian Magi, UNCC professor of atmospheric sciences, and Zach Wallace, Audubon North Carolina policy and campaign manager.