Location: SCR 352
COMMITTEE ON SELECT COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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11:21 AM -- Public Testimony
11:2 AM -- Peter Sawtell, Reverend of the United Church of Christ, introduced himself to the committee and discussed the issue of climate change. He described climate change has being a moral issue and discussed the church's view on the issue of climate change.
11:28 AM -- Prof. Scott Denning, Monfort Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, introduced himself to the committee and discussed carbon dioxide emissions and how those emissions relate to global warming and the decrease of snowpack in the state. He also discussed his thoughts on the importance of developing clean energy. Professor Denning responded to questions from the committee.
11:38 AM -- Lindsay Burgoine, Manager, Advocacy and Campaigns for Protect our Winters, introduced herself to the committee and discussed the ski industry's view on climate change and how a warmer climate impacts the industry and mountain communities in the state. Ms. Burgoine responded to questions from the committee.
11:44 AM -- Tony Williams, former Military Environmental Engineer and Program Manager, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and Projects for Special Operations, introduced himself to the committee. Mr. Williams distributed a presentation entitled Clean Jobs Colorado (Attachment B). He discussed the Department of Defense's stance on climate change and actions the department is taking to increase its use of renewable energy. Mr. Williams responded to questions from the committee regarding the amount of jobs in the clean energy industry and the retraining of people who work in the coal industry.
11:55 AM -- Dawn Mullally, Director, Air Quality and Transportation at the American Lung Association, introduced herself to the committee and discussed the public health effects of air pollution.
12:00 PM -- Erin Overturf, Chief Energy Counsel, Western Resource Advocates, introduced herself to the committee and discussed renewable energy sources in Colorado and the cost effectiveness of those resources. She also discussed possible impacts of climate change. Ms. Overturf responded to questions from the committee regarding the cost of renewable energy and utility regulation.
Committee discussion ensued.
The committee adjourned.