Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ritter meets with Swedish Prime Minister

Ritter also to deliver commencement speech at alma mater
Gateway High School this afternoon

Gov. Bill Ritter is scheduled to meet with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and other Swedish officials today. The Swedish delegation is visiting the United States, California and Colorado to discuss renewable energy, Colorado's New Energy Economy and climate change.

Prime Minister Reinfeldt met with President Bush and testified before a Congressional panel on Tuesday and visited with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday.

In addition to meeting with Gov. Ritter and other administration officials today about Colorado's New Energy Economy, Prime Minister Reinfeldt will be touring the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

WHAT: News conference with Gov. Ritter and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

WHEN: 4 to 4:15 p.m. today (Thursday, May 17)

WHERE: West Foyer, State Capitol

Other events on Gov. Ritter’s calendar for today:

9 a.m. Gov. Ritter delivers opening remarks to the Disabled American Veterans of Colorado 8th annual convention.

Location: Doubletree Hotel, Quebec and Martin Luther King Blvd.

1 p.m. Gov. Ritter delivers commencement speech to his alma mater, Gateway High School. Gov. Ritter graduated from Gateway in ’74.

Location: University of Denver Ritchie Center

6:30 p.m. Gov. Ritter will receive an Honorary Puebloan Award during the “Pueblo Reunion” for Puebloans who have relocated to the Denver metro area.

Location: Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center for the Performing Arts.