J3.1 Powering Forward: Why Changing Political Winds Can't Stop the Energy Revolution

Wednesday, 21 June 2017: 1:30 PM
Salon III (InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza)
Bill Ritter Jr., Center for the New Energy Economy, Fort Collins, CO

POWERING FORWARD: Why Changing Political Winds Can’t Stop the Energy Revolution

Prospects for launching into a powerful clean energy policy regime have considerably

dimmed since the November elections. Nevertheless, the ‘Smart Money’ is still on renewables,

argues former Colorado governor Bill Ritter, because their economic case is simply

very strong. Gov. Ritter will also talk about his recent book and share insights based on

his extensive work with legislators, planners, policymakers, and the power industry.

Bill Ritter, Colorado’s Governor from 2007-2011, is founding director of CSU’s Center for

the New Energy Economy which works to facilitate America’s transition to a clean-energy

economy. A recognized thought leader on energy policy he wrote “Powering Forward

- What Everyone Should Know About America's Energy Revolution.”

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