The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs will host a First Friday Breakfast October 4 to discuss Colorado’s advancements in energy, particularly renewable energy.

The event is co-hosted by the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities and the CU Denver Business School, and will feature four panelists.

“Following the passing of the Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations bill (SB181) during 2019’s legislative session, new rules for oil and gas development are being created and implemented, with more local communities’ input into those rules,” details the event description. “Coal plants are being phased out, and new solar and wind installations are rapidly enhancing the state’s renewable energy portfolio.”

With advances in clean-energy causing clashes among stakeholders and communities in Colorado, panelists have a variety of complex issues to speak on.

Panelists include Jeff Lyng, Director of Energy and Environmental Policy at Xcel Energy; Kelly Nordini, Executive Director of Conservation Colorado; Lance Titus, Managing Director of Business Development, Origination and Structured Transactions, Uniper Global Commodities; and Will Toor, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office.

The First Friday Breakfast will go from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with check-in from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., in the Terrace Room (second floor), 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver. The event is free and open to the public, with registration.