Governor Appoints Director of Colorado Energy Office

Jeff Ackermann has been named director of the Colorado Energy Office, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday.  Ackermann currently leads the research efforts at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, focusing on issues ranging from electric system planning to the effective use of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to working for the PUC, Ackermann was manager of the state's low-income programs at the state energy office.