VIDEO: Bill Ritter Keynote: Energy Outlook

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Summer Conference (4th: 2012: Boulder, Colo.)



KEYNOTE: Energy Outlook

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

Keynote Speaker: Bill Ritter, Executive Director, Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Tom Kenworthy, Center for American Progress, Golden, CO

Karin Sheldon, Executive Director, Western Resource Advocates, Boulder, CO


Mark Squillace

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The future of the planet may depend upon our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions. This conference will address how a low-carbon energy program might evolve with a particular focus on the American West. It will focus on the future of energy in the West--on a “managed transition” to a different energy mix, on the need to nest this effort in a framework that acknowledges interconnections, and on identifying the most salient opportunities to consider the legal, political, financial, and technical challenges.