Webcast at CSU–Pueblo discusses financing of renewable energy projects


Finding the right financing for renewable energy projects has always been a challenge, but today’s combination of tight financial markets and the need for more utility-scale renewable energy projects makes this challenge even more significant. As part of a monthly webcast series this spring from the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a webcast that discusses options for the funding of renewable energy projects.

This month’s webcast, “Financing Renewable Energy in Today’s Capital Markets,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 in Technology 234, hosted by the South Eastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES). Admission is free for CRES members with a $5 donation requested from non-members. The local webcasts represent a continued commitment by CSU-Pueblo to promote and utilize renewable energy resources.

Leading the webcast will be Lee White, executive vice president and manager for George K. Baum & Company at its Denver Public Finance Headquarters. An investment banker for more than 20 years during which he has underwritten more than $6 billion in municipal bonds, White has assisted numerous state and local governments and private corporations finance their infrastructure needs.

White is co-chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee’s Study on Infrastructure and a member of the Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority. He has participated in numerous airport, stadium, higher education, and non-profit projects. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds both a master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The tentative schedule for remaining webcasts this spring includes:
April 23 Concentrating Solar Power’s Role in Tackling Climate Change
May 28 Alternative Transportation Options

CRES is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.

For more information about this or future webcasts, contact SECRES Board Member Kathleen Wilson, 719-549-2298, or kathleen.wilson@colostate-pueblo.edu 

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