On Thursday, August 13, 2015, the Alliance will co-host a public meeting with Governor Matt Mead’s Office to discuss the future of Wyoming’s energy strategy, from 5:30PM – 7:00PM, at the Teton County Library in Jackson.
Will Wyoming double down on a dying industry and cling desperately to the dirty energy economy of the past? Or will we start leading the charge toward the clean energy economy of the future?
Your voice will help share the energy trajectory of the Cowboy state.
In order to maximize public input, the summit will use a facilitated group breakout session format, which will involve splitting event participants into small groups to facilitate separate conversations around the future of environmental and energy policy in Wyoming.
This format will give attendees the opportunity to voice their individual thoughts, ideas and suggestions, as well as have in-depth debates on prospective new policy initiatives and proposals in a small group setting.
Facilitators will be appointed for each group to ensure the discussions are productive by encouraging equal participation and by keeping the discussions civil and on topic.
Topics for discussion will cover the following themes:
- Economic competitiveness, expansion and diversification
- Efficient and effective regulation
- Natural resource conservation, reclamation, and mitigation
- Education, innovation, and new technologies
At the conclusion of the breakout sessions, each group will be asked to report their key findings to the larger group. The facilitators will record the key findings from the Jackson Hole public discussion and combine them into an aggregate list of new and updated policy initiatives and proposals solicited from other communities throughout Wyoming.
The Governor’s Office is expected to release its preliminary findings for public review, comment, and ranking in late September, and Governor Mead is expected to formally announce Wyoming’s updated energy strategy in January 2016.
To learn more about Wyoming’s current energy strategy visitenergy.wyo.gov.
To learn what the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance’s Executive Director, Craig M. Benjamin, has to say about the state of energy in Wyoming read his recent guest opinion piece in The Planet.
More information is available on the Alliance’s Facebook Events Page.
Seating is limited so prospective attendees are asked to RSVP in advance.