Former Gov. Bill Ritter on rumored consideration for U.S. Secretary of Energy

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, current director of Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy, is rumored to be in consideration as a potential nominee for U.S. Secretary of Energy.

The following is a written statement from Ritter on his rumored consideration:

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“I’m flattered to be considered for this position. As a nation, it’s a critical time to focus on energy policy. Coloradans have done a remarkable job putting in place an effective energy agenda and this consideration is a reflection of the energy work we initiated while I was governor. I’m very proud to continue that work at the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. We meet with governors, legislators and regulators across the country in a non-partisan effort to bring people together to discuss these important issues. Energy has to be a non-partisan priority for our nation going forward.”

Ritter was elected governor of Colorado in 2006 and served one term.