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Join Governor Ritter and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy at the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium on May 4

Register now for the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, hosted by the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory on May 4, 5 and 14. This year’s event is free to all attendees, and is 100% virtual! You’ll hear from renowned experts, researchers, scientists and industry leaders working to address the nation’s most pressing energy and climate challenges. Discussion and panel topics include the United States’ return to the Paris accord, decarbonization and pathways to a zero-carbon future, empowering women in energy, environmental and energy justice, electrification of vehicles, federal and regional utility regulation, building innovations, and much more! Attendance is free, but registration is required and space is limited. View the full agenda and register now: #EnergyTransition2021

CNEE Senior Policy Advisor Jeffrey Ackerman Presents: Public Policy, Public Utilities and (Regulatory) Pursuit of the Public Interest

Thrusday,April 15th 9:00am-10:00am MT

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Jeff has been an active part of Colorado's energy policy and advocacy sector for 4 decades. Over the past 8 years, Jeff has served as chairman of the CO Public Utilities Commission and executive director of Governor Hickenlooper's Energy Office. His experience spans from advocating for and delivering services to economically disadvantaged consumers to developing the most successful customer-driven renewable energy product in North America.

Jeff's presentation will be upon the role of government regulation in addressing the climate crises. The underlying premise of utility regulation deciphering the "public interest" will be explored, including: how regulatory practices handle increasing complexity; the evolving boundary between "competitive" and "Monopoly" electric markets; and competing pathways t a zero-carbon future.

Join Senior Policy Advisor Jeffrey Ackerman for a Discussion on the Future of the Utility Industry

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Utility leaders, how do we get from where we are to where we need to be? We know the imperatives—climate change mitigation, grid resilience, social/energy justice, COVID-19, a technology revolution—and we also know that utilities cannot build a clean and equitable energy future on their own. Utilities have always had to make their case to regulators and other stakeholders every step of the way.

Building the utility of the future will require a serious reconsideration of how we collectively think about the relationship between utilities and regulators. In this webinar, we welcome Jeffrey Ackermann, former chair of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and industry expert and former utility executive Val Jensen to share ideas and trade perspectives on what the future regulatory model might look like.

The conversation will cover hot industry topics such as:

  • How to provide customers with the services they need and the experiences they deserve.
  • An insider’s perspective on the regulatory landscape and what we can expect as the industry faces the combined pressures of technology, customers, and climate.
  • How to address pressing issues such as decarbonization, affordability, modernization, community growth, equity, and resilience.

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