Published: Oct. 1, 2012

The University of Colorado Law School and the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship are extremely pleased to announce that U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (New Mexico) will be the featured speaker for the 5th Annual Schultz Lecture, which begins the Energy Innovation speaker series, on Monday, October 8 at the law school at 5:30 pm. Bingaman is Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the Joint Economic Committee. Prior to his election to the Senate in 1982, Bingaman spent four years as New Mexico’s Attorney General after a number of years in private practice. He holds a BA in government from Harvard University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

The Colorado Law Energy Innovation Initiative is a joint initiative between Colorado Law and Silicon Flatirons. Transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon energy system poses one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Innovation speaker series brings leaders from government, law, finance, industry, and academia to discuss key aspects of this challenge and some of the innovative approaches and solutions being fashioned across a range of sectors. The fall speaker series, which is co-sponsored by the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), continues on Tuesday, October 23 at Colorado Law, where Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Tony Clark will keynote a conference on “The Changing Energy Mix,” and concludes with a conference on Friday, November 9 on “Financing Energy Innovation.”

The Schultz Lectureship Series on oil and gas, energy, and natural resources provides valuable information to policymakers, practitioners, business executives, and the academic community on emerging issues in the field. The lectureship fund was made possible by the generosity of John H. (‘53) and Cynthia H. Schultz. For further information about the Schultz Lectureship Series, click here. For more information about the Schultz Lecture on October 8, visit