On Monday, November 7, business leaders announced the formation of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) in a teleconference. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined to discuss the Colorado chapter of AEE, formally known as the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, that will encompass 190 companies within the state. Northern Colorado Business Report provided detail of the events:
Colorado's AEE chapter will look to build on clean energy advances Colorado has already made, such as being named the first in the country for solar jobs per capita and the attraction of wind energy company Vestas to the state.