Binz talk on Energy for the 21st Century today at Hardin Hall

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Energy Choices for the 21st Century is the topic for a presentation on Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. at Hardin Hall Auditorium.

The speaker, Ron Binz, is a 30-year veteran of utility and energy policy, and principal with Public Policy Consulting. The talk is conducted by State Senator Ken Haar and the UNL Department of Electrical Engineering.

Most recently, Binz served four years as the Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission where he implemented the many policy changes championed by the governor and the legislature to bring forward Colorado’s “New Energy Policy.”

Binz will present a review of the report he authored: “Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: What Every State Regulator Needs to Know.”

“It is important to examine the planning of major investments by public power in its generation assets from every perspective,” said Haar, who added that the report by Binz "challenges us to look not only at the price of generation resources, but also the relative risk of acquiring those resources.”

The presentation is free and open to the public and will feature a question and answer period following the speaker's address. For more information call the office of Sen. Ken Haar: 402-471-2673.

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