The Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder is releasing its latest report, “High Energy Prices & Low-Income Americans, Reducing the Risk of Unintended Injury” at a Tuesday evening reception in Denver. Energy Outreach Colorado funded and provided information for the report, which outlines the challenge of transitioning to a “new energy economy” while avoiding a negative impact on lower-income households’ ability to afford home energy.

Who: Presenters include report authors Patty Limerick and Jason L. Hanson, Center of the American West, and Skip Arnold, executive director of Energy Outreach Colorado. Limerick is faculty director and Board Chair of the Center of the American West, University of Colorado history professor, and board member of Energy Outreach Colorado. Invitees include energy policy makers, state legislators, and representatives from utilities, environmental groups and assistance agencies.

By attending the Feb. 24 evening reception, reporters can: — Obtain a copy of “High Energy Prices & Low-Income Americans, Reducing the Risk of Unintended Injury” — Hear comments from Patty Limerick and Skip Arnold about the report and what actions and policy decisions they hope to encourage — Talk with Limerick, Arnold and other attendees about current energy affordability and energy efficiency issues affecting Coloradans When: Tuesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: The Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St., Denver, CO 80206 Why: Because of the increasing costs that come with the research, design and construction of new and renewable energy sources, it will become increasingly challenging for lower-income Coloradans to afford home energy and be able to invest in new technology. This report presents the need for innovation in crafting energy policies that are environmentally responsible while being sensitive to their financial impact.

SOURCE: Energy Outreach Colorado CONTACT: Energy Outreach Colorado Peggy Hofstra, 303-226-5053 Communications Director 303-720-4870 (cell) Copyright Business Wire 2009 -0- KEYWORD: United States