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Renewable energy forum kicks off Thursday in Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The sixth annual AREDAY Forum kicks off Thursday for three days of presentations, discussions, demonstrations and films exploring solutions to the world’s energy challenges.

More than 50 speakers will discuss energy use, energy economics, natural resources, new technologies, climate change, food production and other topics. The forum takes place through Saturday at the Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Meadows. A free expo will be held Saturday at the Cooper Avenue Mall and Wagner Park. It features exhibits, music and activities.

Speakers at the forum include Coloraod Gov. Bill Ritter, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and renewable energy entrepreneur Wesley Clark, actor and enviromental advocate Val Kilmer, Rocky Mountain Institute chief scientist Amory Lovins, and Earth Policy Institute President Lester Brown.

Tickets to the forum are $109 per day or $299 for the three days. Tickets and the program are available at http://www.areday.net.

AREDAY, or American Renewable Energy Day, was founded by Chip Comins, who is now executive director of the annual event. The theme this year is “The Problem IS the solution: Wall St. Meets Green St. Creating the New Energy Economy.”