For each issue, panelists gave and defended their votes, then the audience weighed in with a voice vote to round out the consensus vote.
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.
The Mining Act of 1872 should have been more aptly called...The Mother of Mining! Original (and amazing) painting by Deviant Art user wawa711, turned into the Mother of Mining by Rebecca Jacobson.
In 1973, Jordan’s mom worked for the U.S. Forest Service at the remote Table Rock fire lookout in Eastern Oregon. She had to drive 100-miles roundtrip to buy groceries each week, a daunting task with gasoline rationing. Photo by Flickr user Musgrove and the Pumi.
Colorado is, and has always been, a testbed for navigating the balance of how to manage scarce resources through compromise between government, communities and private industry. Image by Jordan Wirfs-Brock.