August S2: Growing Green: Colorados Clean Energy Workforce
The Alliance Center
Denver, CO
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Even in a state that gets approximately 60% of its energy from coal, Colorado is one of many states with an impressive, and growing clean energy workforce.  

Jobs in renewable energy are among the fastest growing in the U.S. The rumors to the contrary simply aren't true: the national transition to a clean energy system is creating jobs to the tune of millions. Some studies estimate there were 1.2 million clean energy jobs created in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2015 alone.  In addition to creating and sustaining clean energy jobs, this massive paradigm shift needs to also focus on job transition and skills training in Colorado's extraction dependent communities.

What is the bridge between the current energy workforce and the one of the future? What is the landscape of clean energy jobs here in Colorado? As the states population booms what is the impact on clean energy employment? Join local experts to explore the state and future of the clean energy workforce in Colorado, right here at The Alliance Center.

About the speakers:
Glen Davis joined RES Americas in September 2013. He is responsible for leading commercial activities, including corporate strategy, technical and financial analysis, M&A, transactions, transmission, and new business. Prior to joining RES, Mr. Davis was Chief Executive Officer of Agile Energy, which he co-founded with Rob Morgan in 2004.
Mr. Davis spent the first 18 years of his energy career with the AES Corporation, helping build it into one of the leading global independent power producers.

Jeff Ackermann is the Director of the Colorado Energy Office. in this role he focuses his efforts to expand the state's energy industry, create jobs and grow the economy. Before joining the State's Energy Office he led research efforts at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, focusing on issues ranging from electric system planning to the effective use of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to the working for the PUC, Ackermann was manager of the states low-income DSM programs at the states energy office.
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1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
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