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The Center’s Assistant Director Suzanne Tegen Joins Colorado’s Trapper Mine Workers and Craig Station Coal Plant and Utility Representatives in the New Podcast “Coal at Sunset: A Colorado Town in Transition”

Listen here to the Center’s Assistant Director Dr. Suzanne Tegen in the new podcast “Coal at Sunset: A Colorado Town in Transition” sponsored by the Institute for Science & Policy at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.   Dr. Tegen is featured in Episode 2: “The Cost”: 

In our second episode, we travel inside the Craig coal station to learn more about the science and economics of coal amidst a rapidly changing renewable energy landscape.

In recent years, coal has been losing ground to renewables like wind and solar as the prices of cleaner, greener technologies have come way down. And now, Colorado has made greenhouse gas reductions a priority. Coal is no longer the market driver it once was.

But we know that energy is a global challenge. What will the state reasonably be able to achieve in terms of a transition over the next decade? And what will that mean for our electricity?

Webinar: Eight Years of State Advanced Energy Action – Wednesday, November 17 at 2 pm Mountain

States have taken the lead in developing the climate and energy policies that drive clean energy adoption. Tracking state legislative activity is important for understanding the direction of U.S. energy policy. The Center for the New Energy Economy invites you to a discussion about the 3,884 advanced energy-related bills enacted by the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia between 2013 and 2020.

Watch the Webinar Here

New Report from Gridworks and CNEE: “In Support of Western Regional Resource and Transmission Planning Coordination.”

Produced in partnership by Gridworks and CNEE, this report stems from the facilitated conversations of the WIRED Transmission Planning and Development Working Group, in which leading Western transmission operators and policymakers collaborate to develop a shared vision for coordinated regional resource and transmission planning. This report concludes that existing “bottom up” transmission planning processes will not lead to the inter-regional, cost-effective transmission we need in the West. Rather, we recommend a coordinated regional resource and transmission planning process. The report outlines steps for beginning this process.

Read the report (pdf).

Governor Ritter to Moderate Panels for Bulgaria, Europe Webinar on Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference co-hosted by Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory

On Thursday, November 4 at 8 am MT, Governor Ritter will moderate the first session of a three-part webinar series for the Transformations: Energy, Infrastructure, eMobility Conference:  “Collaboration & Perspectives from Europe and United States.”  More information on the series and to register can be found here.


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