TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16th), whose legislative district includes towns in Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties, is one of 25 state legislators to attend the 2018 Clean Energy Legislative Academy  hosted by the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University July 24-July 27.

The bipartisan group of state legislators from across the nation are discussing strategies for state-led clean energy policy solutions. Attendees will hear from policy experts and discuss topics such as energy storage, grid modernization, electrifying transportation, utility perspectives, and bipartisan policy approaches.

This year marks the second annual Clean Energy Legislative Academy hosted by CNEE. Alumni from the 2017 Clean Energy Legislative Academy sponsored over 100 energy-related bills following their attendance. During this year’s Academy, legislators will collaborate and work with policy experts to develop policy ideas specific to their state.

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"I am honored to join my legislative colleagues from around the country as we work together to develop innovative policies that further develop clean energy initiatives, protect our environment and create high-quality jobs," said Zwicker.

“We are excited to have Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker join the 2018 Clean Energy Legislative Academy and look forward to working with him to identify areas where New Jersey can further develop their New Energy Economy,” said CNEE’s Director, Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. 

The Center for the New Energy Economy is an initiative founded in 2011 at Colorado State University. Ritter, Colorado’s 41st governor, is a founding member. Today he leads the Center and partners with energy and environmental policy experts, including governors, legislators, regulators, companies, utilities, and stakeholders, to provide technical and strategic assistance that helps decision makers create policies that facilitate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.