Thursday night, at the Payne Institute for Earth Resources at Colorado School of Mines, Inside Energy hosted a live event focusing on the politics of energy in Colorado. The event, co-sponsored by Colorado School of Mines, opened with an audio-visual presentation by Inside Energy journalists Jordan Wirfs-Brock and Rebecca Jacobson on how energy policy in Colorado has developed over the decades. From gold mining, to oil and gas drilling, to wind and solar, Colorado has been at the forefront of energy policy making. Inside Energy’s presentation laid out the importance of these issues and how they’ve played out.
Following the presentation, we turned to a discussion on some of the high-stakes policy issues involving energy today. Our experts were a multi-faceted panel including academics and industry:
- Lee Boughey of Tri-State Generation and Transmission
- Tracee Bentley, Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council
- Dr. Ian Lange of Colorado School of Mines
- Meghan Nutting, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs at Sunnova.
We posed a series of issues to our panelists to get their Yea! or Nay! vote. We also posed these questions as an “official ballot” to our audience.
And here’s what we learned:
Couldn’t make it to the event? You can view video of the entire thing right here.
This is Inside Energy’s fourth Spark! event. But, wait…. What is Spark!? you may ask. All the answers are here. Got an idea for what our next Spark! event should tackle? Send it in to Insiders@InsideEnergy.org.