In Colorado, Paonia remains a coal town, even if several mines have shut down. But those gathered at the Engage energy conference recently were looking to a future beyond coal. Many innovations are underway, said speakers, and more are afoot, with excitement clearly palpable.
Trump may try to reverse climate change policies, but one president can do only so much, says Bill Ritter, Colorado’s former governor. He cites state and local clean energy policies, including those supported by Republican governors.