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Senior Policy Advisor, Tom Plant, Appointed to Colorado Public Utilities Commission

The Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University (CSU) congratulates Tom Plant on his appointment by Governor Jared Polis to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Tom started his new position on Monday, February 6, 2023.

“When I left the governor’s office in 2011, Tom joined me at CSU at the Center for the New Energy Economy to work with state and federal policy makers on the clean energy transition happening around the country,” said CNEE’s Director, Former Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. “There is no way to fully measure Tom’s contribution to modern day energy policy in America. His input and influence have truly been remarkable. Tom leaves the Center now to become a Public Utility Commissioner in Colorado, another clear manifestation of his deep commitment to public service.”

Read the full press release here.

CNEE and the Colorado Energy Office Host Geothermal Energy Convening

In January 2023, CNEE and the Colorado Energy Office hosted a geothermal energy convening at Mount Princeton Hot Springs resort. The presentations covered a range of topics, including the Colorado Geothermal Energy Grant Program, an overview of geothermal technology, and the potential for geothermal energy development in Colorado. The recording is available to watch here

CNEE’s Assistant Director Speaks on The Big Switch Podcast

CNEE’s Assistant Director, Dr. Suzanne Tegen, and other coal transition experts speak with Dr. Melissa Lott on her podcast, The Big Switch. Learn about Colorado’s coal workers and communities in transition along with Colorado’s Office of Just Transition. Access the podcast here

CNEE’s Assistant Director Speaks on Public Engagement in Transmission Planning – Recording

Watch a webinar recording of our Assistant Director, Suzanne Tegen, and the National Academy of Sciences panel discuss the need for public engagement as we build out America’s clean energy electricity grid. Deploying clean energy technology and high voltage transmission lines will be necessary for the grid of the future, and we must involve the communities where transmission lines will be located, in the planning process. The webinar recording is available here

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