By Bobby Magill, Bloomberg Environment
The academy is part of Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy, led by former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D), who founded the center after he left office in 2011. The academy has played a key role in “activating this clean energy movement across state legislatures,” and helping state lawmakers share ideas and experience with each other, said Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. Since opening in 2017, the academy has been attended by 40 Democratic and 16 Republican lawmakers from 28 states, plus a nonpartisan senator from Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature and 37 legislative staff, according to the listed attendees on the academy’s website. Read more here.