The Future of American Energy Policy
Upcoming Q&A with Governor Bill Ritter on February 24
Former Governor Bill Ritter will join Richard Eidlin, adjunct faculty member for the Environmental Policy and Management program, to discuss climate change and its political and economic implications.
During his four-year term as governor, Bill Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policy makers to create clean energy policy throughout the country.
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 6:00 to 7:30
Location: University of Denver, Sturm Hall, Lindsay Auditorium
Governor Ritter will be interviewed by Richard Eidlin, a former advisor and current adjunct faculty member with University College. They’ll discuss:
- The progress Colorado has made in the past decade in addressing climate change by relying more on solar and wind power.
- Challenges that Colorado and the rest of the nation face in moving towards greater reliance on renewables.
- The economics and politics of retiring coal fired power plants nationally and the practicality of a Green New Deal and national carbon tax.
- The economic threat that climate change poses to the U.S. and the role that state and cities can play. Prognosis for Congress to take action on climate change – and what forces are preventing quicker action.