Climate and Energy Legislation at the Colorado Legislature

Representative KC Becker and Senator Steve Fenberg will be discussing climate and energy legislation and the Colorado Legislature, including what’s been run in the past, and what to expect for the 2018 legislative session which begins January 10, 2018

Rep. Becker represents House District 13 which encompasses western Boulder County, Clear Creek, Grand, Gilpin and Jackson counties. She is the Majority Leader of the Colorado House where she organizes the legislative calendar and ensures that all bills sent to the House floor receive full and fair consideration. Her legislative work has focused on environmental, public health, and fiscal issues affecting the state of Colorado.

Rep. Becker is a former member of the Boulder city council. Previously she worked as an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Department of Interior addressing legal issues related to the environment and natural resources.

Rep. Becker graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in government, then went on to get her law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, where she was president of the Public Interest Law Project. She lives in Boulder with her husband, Miles Kunkel, and their two young sons.

Senator Fenberg is serving his first term as State Senator for Senate District 18, which includes Boulder and surrounding mountain towns. His policy priorities include diversifying clean energy options, improving election access, and making housing more affordable. Previously, he headed the nonprofit New Era Colorado and has served on the boards of directors for several nonprofits and in various roles on multiple city working groups. Senator Fenberg also owns and operates a small business in the historic town of Silver Plume. He holds a seat on both Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy Committee and State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.

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

Learn more about CRES (http://cres-energy.org/) and the benefits of membership (https://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/).

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 bcres@cres-energy.org .

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.