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Gov. Bill Ritter Jr., D-Colo., has introduced the state's new climate change advisor and signed several energy-related bills into law as part of his New Energy Economy initiative. In addition, the governor renamed the Office of Energy Management and Conservation to the governor's energy office to better reflect his energy plan.

The new climate change adviser is Heidi VanGenderen, who will join the governor's Office of Policy and Initiatives. In her new role, she will be responsible for creating a Colorado Climate Change Action Plan. Since 1999, she has served as a senior associate with the Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy at the University of Colorado.

Furthermore, Ritter recently signed Senate Bill 145, which allows cities, towns and counties to offer tax credits or rebates to property owners who install renewable-energy-producing fixtures on their property, such as solar panels or wind turbines. The governor also recently signed House Bill 1087, which establishes a Wind for Schools grant program.


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