Maniloff contributes to 9News story on U.S. Climate Alliance

Division of Economics and Business Assistant Professor Peter Maniloff contributed to 9News story, “Colorado joins other states in U.S. Climate Alliance.” Maniloff weighs in on whether Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s plan is possible and what it means for Coloradans. Maniloff is a professor for the Mineral and Energy Economics program at Mines.

From the story:

Governor John Hickenlooper joins 12 other states as he signs Colorado into the U.S. Climate Alliance Tuesday morning [July 11, 2017]. The executive orders are to lay out a vision for a “cleaner and stronger Colorado.” The goal focuses on advancing clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, specifically from electricity, transportation, and buildings. Hickenlooper says this will be achievable by agencies working collaboratively and taking advantage of “market forces and cutting-edge innovation.”

Professor Peter Maniloff from the Colorado School of Mines specializes in regional climate policy, and he believes it’s possible. “Between the combination of renewable electricity policy and natural gas market forces, large reductions in emissions are possible,” Maniloff said.

For more, see the video featured on 9News.

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