Nov 7, 2018
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock joined President of Xcel Energy, Colorado Alice Jackson, George Karayannis, LEED AP of Panasonic CityNOW, and members of the Colorado Women’s Energy Network (WEN) this morning for a discussion on the path forward for clean energy in the State of Colorado and within the City and County of Denver.
The breakfast panel, which took place at Panasonic was an annual gathering of leaders in the energy field. Together panelists and audience members discussed the current state of energy and what initiatives and measures are in place to secure a long successful, clean energy future for Colorado.
“Denver is a leader when it comes to clean energy,” Mayor Hancock said. “We’re committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and we’re proud to work with partners like Xcel to reduce our carbon footprint. We know that climate change threatens our people directly, putting our health, environment and economy at risk. Denver is facing this with science, facts and a resolve to leave the world a better place for future generations.”
Since taking office, Mayor Hancock and the city have made huge investments in the way we think about how local governments can do their part to address climate change. From public private partnerships, to city initiatives like the 80x50 Climate Action Plan, Energize Denver Program, 2020 Sustainability Goals, the Mayor’s Mobility Action Plan and Smart Cities initiatives, Denver is taking strides to help residents and secure a clean future for all. What the city is doing around these programs was highlighted by the Mayor at this mornings panel.