Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., has just announced that he will join Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at "Out of Kansas - A Clean Energy Agenda," a clean energy forum sponsored by Earthjustice on June 26 in Denver.
Open at no charge to the public, the program is at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. A continental breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. Gov. Sebelius will speak at 8:30 a.m., followed by a panel discussion featuring three prominent national clean energy authorities.
In a speech aimed at influencing the nation's approach to climate change, Gov. Sebelius will set forth a national clean energy agenda, based on her remarkable struggle to lead Kansas into a sustainable energy future.
The two governors are leaders in a national governors' movement that has grown out of the federal government’s failure to address global warming.
The panel will be moderated by Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen. Panelists are:
• Ronald L. Lehr, former chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, who now practices law and consults about energy and telecommunications regulation and business matters. He worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on the Department of Energy program, "Wind Powering America."
• Randy Udall, director of the Community Office for Efficiency (CORE), a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy. Udall also serves on the board of directors of Solar Energy International and Colorado Renewable Energy Society.
• Tom Plant, director of the Colorado Governor's Energy Office. Before that, he served as executive director of the Center for ReSource Conservation, a non-profit that implements programs on energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, green building and construction waste reduction. From 1998 to 2006, Plant represented District 13 in the Colorado House of Representatives. He also worked in the Climate Change department of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC.
Click here for more information and to register for the program.