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Suzanne Tegen

Suzanne Tegen

Center for the New Energy Economy
Colorado State University
Powerhouse Energy Campus
430 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Tel: 303-391-0674

Suzanne Tegen is the Assistant Director at the Center for the New Energy Economy where she works for Colorado’s 41st governor, Bill Ritter, Jr. and helps host the Clean Energy Legislative Academy for state legislators.

Prior to joining the Center, Tegen managed the Technology, Engineering and Deployment Group for wind and water power at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where she spent 14 years. She has authored technical reports on economic impacts from renewable energy projects and researches domestic clean energy workforce and the equitable transition from fossil energy to clean power. She has provided testimony for the State of Colorado and Colorado Energy Office, has participated in National Academy of Sciences research, and served as a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She was awarded the Clean Energy Ministerial's Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Mid-career Award. Her interests include local, domestic and global energy policy, climate change, environmental justice, and communicating science to decision-makers.

Suzanne earned her Ph.D. in Energy Policy and an M.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Colorado - Boulder. She holds a B.A in German Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.