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Finding Common Ground on Energy and Environment in America

A Bipartisan Panel and Open Discussion

Thursday, March 24, 2016
2:00 – 3:30PM
at the Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC

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Finding Common Ground on Energy & Environment in America

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program and Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy hosted a special public panel discussion to explore the politics of clean energy and climate action in this presidential election year. Specifically, can Republicans, Democrats and Independents find common ground on the role of the federal government on these issues? If so, what are the most promising areas for bipartisan agreement? 

The bipartisan panel featured:

·         Bob Inglis, former Member of Congress (SC)

·         Bill Ritter, Jr., former Governor (CO)

·         Theodore Roosevelt IV, Managing Director, Barclays Capital Corporation

·         Heather Zichal, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change

The discussion also feature the announcement of a new book by Governor Ritter, Powering Forward, which examines the forces behind the current energy revolution, the new ways we must think about energy, and the future of fossil and renewable fuels. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing following the discussion. 

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