About Us

At the Center for the New Energy Economy:

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We believe innovation and investment in grid modernization, energy storage, renewable energy, and advanced transportation systems will lead to thriving clean energy markets, which reduce pollution and improve human health.

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We believe an equitable transition to the new energy economy will provide greater opportunities for all.

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We believe diversity and inclusivity in decision-making fosters innovation and creativity, leading to better long-term solutions.

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We believe the new energy economy relies on collaborative, bi-partisan governance with transparent rules and processes.

We convene policymakers and facilitate dialogue among stakeholders, connecting energy policy leaders and experts. We create and maintain free, publicly available tools and resources, and publish energy policy research.

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Founded in 2011 as a department of Colorado State University, the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) is an initiative led by Colorado’s 41st Governor, Bill Ritter, Jr., assisted by a team of energy and environmental policy experts. Working directly with governors, legislators, regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders by providing technical and strategic assistance, CNEE helps energy policy leaders create policies that facilitate a just and equitable transition to a clean energy economy.

The Center for the New Energy Economy is one of the 12 centers housed at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our main offices are located in Denver, Colorado.

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