State & National Leaders to Hold Colorado New Energy Summit Saturday



UPDATED: State & National Leaders to Hold Colorado New Energy Summit


DENVER, CO – United States Senator Ken Salazar, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will kickoff the second annual “Colorado New Energy Summit – 2007″ at 9:00 AM Saturday, March 24, 2007 in the Wells Fargo Theatre in the Colorado Convention Center.  The three will lay out prospects for Colorado‘s New Energy Economy in the coming year and assess progress made over the past 12 months.


At 9:45 AM, Governor Ritter and Senator Salazar will introduce officials from Vestas Blades, the Denmark company that announced plans this week to build a $60 million manufacturing plant in Windsor.  Vestas will present a brief slide show demonstrating the manufacturing process for its 128-foot-long blades, which are used in wind turbines around the world.


This is the second renewable energy summit in two years in Colorado and it has three goals: 1) to increase understanding of the role of energy in America’s national security and economic prosperity, 2) to provide information regarding energy research, development and production and 3) to discuss the next steps for energy in Colorado and the Nation. 


**NOTE FOR MEDIA ATTENDING: There will be a table for all members of the media to check-in and a designated seating area with access to audio outlets. 


The “Colorado New Energy Summit – 2007” agenda is available by clicking here.


The Colorado New Energy Summit – 2007 is Co-Sponsored by:

  • United States Senators Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard

  • United States Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-1), Mark Udall (CO-2), Doug Lamborn (CO-5), Marilyn Musgrave (CO-4), John Salazar (CO-3) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-7)

  • Governor Bill Ritter

  • Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper

  • Colorado Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald

  • Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff.


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