Ritter Gives Keynote Address At Green Jobs Conference

Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., told attendees at the Good Jobs-Green Jobs conference in Washington, D.C., that his state's New Energy Economy is a road map to job creation, energy diversity and environmental protection that other states and the federal government can follow.

During his keynote address, Ritter highlighted components of the New Energy Economy, which include public and private research and development, workforce development and job creation.

In addition, Ritter has signed more than 40 clean energy bills into law.

‘One of those first bills, which I signed within my first 100 days in office, doubled the state's renewable energy mandate for major utilities to 20% by 2020,’ he said. ‘Earlier this year, we increased it again, to 30% by 2020. We now have the second-highest renewable energy standard in the country.’

Ritter also mentioned the clean energy companies that have moved to the state, including Vestas Wind Systems.

SOURCE: Office of Gov. Bill Ritter Â

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