Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Smart Grid Series Offered In Colorado

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) will be offering a three-part series this fall, "Smart Grid, Technology and Colorado." The first session will take place Sept. 30 at 7:30 a.m. at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.

The event, hosted by Fairfield and Woods PC, will feature Luke Clemente, general manager of smart grid for GE Transmission and Distribution, as keynote speaker.

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Announces Its Three-part "Smart Grid, Technology and Colorado" Series

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) will be offering a three-part series this fall, “Smart Grid, Technology and Colorado.” The announcement is made by Christine Shapard, founding Executive Director of the CCIA who says, “We are pleased to announce the kickoff session in our series, Smart Grid: The Vision, on Wednesday, September 30, 7:30 a.m., at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce offices.”

The Series Kicks Off with Keynote Speaker Luke Clemente of General Electric (

Registration is required, contact Shelly Curtiss at 303-623-2690 or – CCIA members attend free of charge; $50 for non-members. Subsequent sessions in the series are scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, and Tuesday, November 10. A breakfast buffet is provided at each of the sessions. Note space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ColoradoBiz TV: Andy Paliszewski of Siemens Energy at the CCIA Launch Event

Planet Profit Report

Andy Paliszewski of Siemens Energy talks about his company’s investment in renewable energy and the future of wind technology at the launch of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Colorado is a stand out in the Clean Energy Economy

The August 28th Wall Street Journal mentioned Colorado in a quote from the Pew Environmental Group:

"'Oregon is one of the top three states in the country in terms of growing its clean-energy economy' along with Colorado and Tennessee, said Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Global Warming campaign, a nonprofit that is part of the Pew Charitable Trusts."

The information comes from the June 2009 Pew report entitled "The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across the Country." Colorado is singled among the "large and fast growing" category. Quoting from the report:

"Large and fast growing. Three states have large and fast-growing clean energy economies: Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. In 2007, each of these states exceeded the national averages for both the number of jobs in the clean energy economy (15,106) and the average annual growth rate for those jobs (1.9 percent). These states are geographically dispersed, demonstrating that location is not the sole factor in the success and vitality of a state’s clean energy economy. Tennessee has had success developing jobs in the Conservation and Pollution Mitigation category, which includes recycling, waste treatment and water management; more than three quarters of the state’s jobs in the clean energy economy are in this category. Colorado has capitalized on its natural wind and sun resources to stimulate job growth in Clean Energy, while Oregon has become a leader in Energy Efficiency, with a quarter of its jobs in the clean energy economy in this category."