Barriers to 100% Clean Energy – Does Colorado Need Electricity Competition?

Clean, renewable solar and wind electricity have become cost-effective. In many parts of the country, there are open, competitive markets that allow communities, non-monopoly companies, and individuals to choose from a variety of power generators and rate plans – but not in Colorado. 

In this talk, Ken will briefly review the basics of 100% (or darn close) clean energy, describe the advantages and disadvantages of competitive electricity markets, discuss other barriers to high levels of renewables, and talk about the role of storage.

Ken Regelson is an energy policy analyst, a storyteller and a clean energy advocate.  As the founder of, Ken makes short videos encouraging action toward a 100% renewably-powered world by 2035–videos with more than 97,000 You Tube views. He has many awards for his work in renewable energy and a Masters Degree in electrical engineering.

This meeting is free for CRES members, $5 suggested donation for non-members. 

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Parking is available in Lot 556

The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is pay-by-hour at all times

6:45  Arrive, Light refreshments
7:00  Announcements, followed by the Presentation 
8:15  Questions, Networking, Wrap-up and  Clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job openings related to your organization or other organizations.  If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, just send the info to

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.