Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Former Colorado Governor and Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, presenting a webinar titled The Energy Transition and Public Policy on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (MT).
Please join the Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian for a conversation with Former Governor Bill Ritter, Jr.
Governor Bill Ritter was elected Colorado’s 41st governor in 2006 and was the District Attorney of Denver from 1993-2005. During his four-year term as Governor, Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policy makers to create clean energy policy throughout the country. Governor Ritter has authored a book that was published in 2016 entitled, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.
Gov. Ritter was formerly the chair of the Board of Directors of the Energy Foundation and currently serves on the Regis University Board of Trustees. Gov. Ritter is a member of Blackhorn Venture Capital and serves as an advisor to Green Alpha and Millennium Bridge, among others. Ritter earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado State University (1978) and his law degree from the University of Colorado (1981). With his wife Jeannie, he operated a food distribution and nutrition center in Zambia. He then served as Denver’s district attorney from 1993 to January 2005.