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Bill Ritter, Jr.
Bill Ritter, Jr. is the 41st governor of Colorado. He founded and directs the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. He was a participant at the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver.

Entries by Bill Ritter, Jr.

Solar Jobs: Growing at the Grassroots

(2) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 12:54 PM

For nearly a decade, first as governor of Colorado and now as the director of a clean energy policy group, I have been one of the many people working with state and federal officials to shape more sustainable energy and climate policies. It is a mission filled with the glacial...

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Natural Gas and America's Clean Energy Future

(84) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 3:50 PM

Events every day in every corner of the world remind us that America's economic future and our ability to compete globally demand that we wake up to this reality: we must produce and consume energy in a fundamentally different way than ever before. President Obama's call in the State of...

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Why Colorado Matters in the Health Care Debate

(18) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 4:17 PM

On Tuesday we told you about our open letter to the U.S. Senate, supporting an up or down vote for the public option. The response to our effort has been overwhelming: Over 16,000 people have already signed on to our letter at

When we elected Barack...

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Public Option in Danger

(100) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 12:43 PM

The public option will provide much-needed competition and choice for health care. And with the majority of Senators, Representatives, and the American people supporting a public option, its passage would seem inevitable.

But in fact, the public option is in real danger.

That's because the quiet threat of...

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Welcome to Colorado, HuffPost!

(18) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 7:00 AM

It's my pleasure as Governor to welcome the Huffington Post to Colorado and the West.

What a great time to launch a local page here in Denver. You and your readers will find Colorado is as rich in thought, innovation and new ideas as it is in beauty. And...

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