Media Advisory: Sept. 19 Regional Clean Energy Innovation Summit

WHAT: The multi-state Regional Clean Energy Innovation Summit will explore the formation of a Regional Clean Energy Innovation Partnership. The event is hosted by the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, a partnership made up of Colorado State University, CU Boulder, Colorado School of Mines and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. An eight-year Collaboratory economic impact report prepared by the Business Research Division at the CU Boulder Leeds School of Business will also be released. 

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19. Remarks by Gov. John Hickenlooper at 12:15 p.m., followed by U.S. Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Franklin (Lynn) Orr.

WHERE: University of Colorado Boulder Sustainability, Environment and Energy Complex, 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder.

GOALS: To explore common strengths and regional energy needs in the nine-state region. Also, to build an approach to clean energy production, distribution and end use that minimizes resource conflicts and environmental impacts while maximizing collaboration and economic productivity. The Collaboratory’s efforts to expand and bring in multi-state partners aligns closely with the national Mission Innovation initiative, announced late last year by President Barack Obama and other world leaders.

REGISTRATION: The event is free, but registration is required. You may also register for the live stream. Review the summit agenda.

MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Anne Manning at Colorado State University. or 970-491-7099.