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Governor Ritter to Join Policy Leaders to Address “How Clean Energy State Policy Attracts Businesses and Capital – Lessons from Southwestern States,” on August 17

The third webinar in ASU LightWorks’ series convenes policy leaders from several Southwestern states to discuss their states’ journeys to clean energy policies can chart a path for legislators, government officials, business leaders, and advisors, even in a changing climate.  

On Tuesday, August 17, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ETGovernor Ritter will join Dan Adler, Senior Advisor for Climate Finance at IBank and CA Office of Business and Economic Development; Gary Dirks, Senior Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and LightWorks®; Kristin Mayes, Professor of Practice, School for Future of Innovation in Society, ASU College of Global Futures ; and Greg LeRoy, Executive Director, Good Jobs First.   

Watch the August 17 recording here.


Governor Ritter to join Opening Keynote session at the American Solar Energy Society Conference on August 4

Accelerating the necessary transformation to 100% renewable energy in all end-use sectors (electricity, transportation, heating and cooling) in all cities, regions and nations throughout the world, requires effective technologies, markets, policies, community actions, public support and commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) principles. This opening plenary explores progress and promise occurring globally, nationally and regionally on all of these fronts. In addition, presenters provide insights into challenges from the perspectives of utilities, policymakers and technology experts.

Governor Ritter will join Xcel Energy President Alice Jackson, IRENA Coalition for Action Dave Renné and session moderator Paulette Middleton for an engaging opening keynote discussion on August 4.  Register here.

CNEE Assistant Director Suzanne Tegen was a speaker at American Clean Power’s Siting and Environmental Summit

On July 22, 2021, CNEE Assistant Director Suzanne Tegen was a speaker at American Clean Power’s Siting and Environmental Summit.  Dr. Tegen discussed energy siting concerns and environmental justice related to the energy transition with panelists Ben Hoen from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Doug Bessette from Michigan State University, and Bevan Augustine from EDP Renewables. Suzanne spoke about her work with Western coal communities through CNEE’s Energy Transition Academy.


Patrick Cummins will give panel presentation at AAAS Colorado Local Science Engagement Network Legislative Event on June 29

Join the Colorado Local Science Engagement Network (CO LSEN) and the Institute for Science and Policy (ISP),  in collaboration with CO-LABS, Western Water Assessment (WWA), the Colorado Climate Center, and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in welcoming scientists and decision-makers throughout our state for three conversations focused on rural broadband in Colorado, climate-informed decision-making, and carbon markets as a policy tool. Each panel will consist of short presentations followed by a facilitated discussion. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, starting at 11 am MT.

CNEE Senior Policy Analyst Patrick Cummins  will participate in the Carbon Pricing and Markets: Carbon Taxes panel at 2:15 pm.  

Register to participate here.

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