Friday, December 6, 2013

Colorado Energy Coalition Issues New Report: "Resource Rich Colorado"

Resource Rich Colorado Report Cover
The Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC) was formed in 2006, as a organization of diverse interests dedicated to strengthening the business climate in Colorado which supports all sectors of the energy industry. The CEC seeks to brand Colorado as the "Balanced Energy Capital of the West."

Resource Rich Colorado: Colorado's National and Global Position in the Energy Economy is the fifth annual publication which focuses on analyzing key data from a variety of public and private sources to assess Colorado's position in a competitive nation-wide and international energy market.

The recent publication, released December 4th, evaluates Colorado's competitive position in the following sectors: oil, natural gas, coal, renewables, power generation, environment and sustainability, policies and programs, and employment and industry.

The report issued the following rankings for Colorado compared to the nation:
  • Second for the amount of square feet per capita that is certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • Fifth in natural gas production, sixth for natural gas reserves
  • Fifth in installed solar capacity
  • And tenth in installed wind capacity

To access the full report, follow this link.
To view the executive summary of the report, follow this link.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Denver Business Journal's "Who's Who in Energy" Includes Five With Close Ties to Denver Law

Five individuals with close ties to Denver Law have been recognized in the 2013-2014 "Who's Who in Energy" published by the Denver Business Journal. Among these five are graduates as well as current or former adjunct professors.

The publication described its Who's Who listing as "the movers and shakers in the ever-changing fast-moving energy industry..." 

Who's Who in Energy noted that Colorado ranks 10th in the country in the amount of wind-based power the state can produce, ninth in oil production, fifth in gas production, 11th in coal production, a combination of energy sources that the publication described as an "all of the above" strategy.

The five Denver Law-affiliated individuals are:
  • Dan Grossman, Rocky Mountain Regional Director for the Environmental Defense Fund and Denver Law graduate
  • James King, Of Counsel at BakerHostetler and Adjunct Professor at Denver Law
  • Pete Maysmith, Executive Director of Conservation Colorado and graduate of Denver Law
  • Tom Sansonetti, partner at Holland & Hart and former Distinguished Natural Resources Law Practitioner in Residence
  • Rebecca Watson, shareholder at Wellborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley PC in Denver and former Distinguished Natural Resources Law Practitioner in Residence and Denver Law graduate
Don Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at Denver Law, said, "The inclusion of these energy leaders in the Who's Who publication reflects not only the strength of Denver Law's natural resources program but also the types of people who are actively involved in the life of the program and the law school.  All of us at Denver Law congratulate these impressive professionals."