Bill Ritter is the Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University. Previously, Ritter was Colorado’s 41st Governor from 2006 to 2010. During his time in office, he signed 57 legislative initiatives ushering in a New Energy Economy for the state of Colorado - including tripling the state's renewable energy standard from 10% to 30%, establishing energy efficiency standards and shutting down over 900 MW of coal production. Today, Governor Ritter works with Governors around the country on clean energy at Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. Gov. Ritter also served as Denver's District Attorney from 1993 to January 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and a law degree from the University of Colorado.