A principal asset for the Center is the experience of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter as a national leader in implementing policies to facilitate clean energy development. Governor Ritter understands the opportunities and challenges political leaders face in this process, and he maintains an extensive network of relationships with current and former state leaders and national organizations.
Governor Ritter is a member of the board of the directors of the Energy Foundation and also a senior fellow and member of the board of directors of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute.
In addition, Governor Ritter has close working relationships within Colorado’s exceptional cluster of world-class clean energy institutions. Among these are the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory – a consortium of four leading research institutions (Colorado State University, University of Colorado/Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory). These entities work with industry and public agencies to accelerate the commercialization of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy management technologies.
“We’re happy to join the institute – we believe that co-locating energy policy staff with energy technologists will spur greater innovation for both groups,” said Gov. Bill Ritter, director of the CSU’s Center for the New Energy Economy.
The expansion and institute model will allow for greater collaboration between CSU energy faculty across all eight colleges and ensure broad access to new facilities for faculty and industry partners. The institute will be organized through the Office of Vice President for Research, ensuring university-wide access to facilities and supporting the interdisciplinary work that will occur through the Institute.
“The expansion and creation of the Institute follows the successful model used at CSU in infectious disease research which combines faculty, a Supercluster, physical lab space and an incubator. Powerhouse will replicate this ecosystem for the energy space at CSU,” said Bill Farland, former CSU Vice President for Research.
The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) has forged a partnership with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) to create a robust database, the Advanced Energy Legislation TRACKER (AEL TRACKER). To facilitate a close working relationship between the partners, CNEE’s Director Bill Ritter is a senior fellow and member of the board of directors of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI), the nonprofit arm of AEE.
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ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMY (AEE) is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. Among these are energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. It’s all the innovations that make the energy we use more secure, clean, and affordable.
AEE’s vision is of a prosperous world that runs on secure, clean, affordable energy.
Our mission is transforming public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies.
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What AEE Does
AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels; CEO-to-CEO convenings to identify and address cross-industry issues; and targeted outreach to key stakeholder groups and policymakers.
We also work with a growing coalition of state and regional partner organizations across states and industries to help the advanced energy industry succeed nationwide.
Why it matters
With global energy consumption projected to rise nearly 40 percent by 2030, future prosperity depends on meeting growing demand with energy that is secure, clean and affordable – that is, advanced energy. Advanced energy solutions create value for customers and for the economy. It is this value that contributes to long-term growth for the economy overall, and to growth of advanced energy companies specifically. Just as the Internet economy transformed society in unexpected ways, the advanced energy economy has the potential to create dramatic new opportunities for economic growth in the U.S. and around the world.