The Power of Collaboration in Building Clean Energy Innovation Ecosystems

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
registration required via link
Catherine Stephens
301 405 9378
csteph5@umd.edu

PLEASE NOTE time is Mountain Time (Colorado)

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Anthropogenic climate change is real, and innovation is essential to creating our future energy system in which greenhouse gas emissions are close to zero.  Innovation is needed to improve performance and drive down costs of existing clean-energy technologies, and serve as an engine for economic growth by creating the new technologies that will address the hard problems of sustainable industry, agriculture, infrastructure and transportation.  

Great innovation requires global vision combined with regional actions linked to local social and economic priorities, workforce strengths and resource availability.  The opportunity is here for the U.S. to leverage the full potential of its innovation ecosystems, by embracing the diversity of regional strengths and targeting federal and state planning accordingly. 

In this 60-minute session, we will explore the diversity of regional clean energy efforts across the US, and zoom in on Colorado’s notable success in fostering a vibrant community of innovative clean energy start-up companies.   The results illuminate how relatively modest funding can be effectively directed to grow state-level Clean Energy Innovation Systems that deliver clean-technology innovations to foster economic growth and deliver on social commitments to energy efficiency, clean energy and the environment.  

Co-Host:  Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (energy research partnership since 2007 between University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, & National Renewable Energy Lab), Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University

Webinar host and for more info:  Maury.Dobbie@ColoradoCollaboratory.org  970-682-5707 (cell/text)

Fireside Chat Moderator: Bill Ritter, former Colorado Governor, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University  

Keynote speaker:  Ellen Williams, Distinguished University Professor, Director, Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland

Audience: Public 

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