Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter spent the last four years leading a state that is an energy microcosm of the rest of the country: abundant in both fossil fuels and renewable energy resources. The Democratic governor was successful in setting a 30% renewable energy standard, getting utilities to convert coal-fired power plants to natural gas, and attracting renewable energy companies with thousands of jobs to his state. So what does Ritter's energy legacy look like?
Susan talks to the governor himself, as well as leaders in the industries that brought jobs to Colorado under Ritter's watch and the workers holding some of the "green jobs" Ritter is credited with creating. They give the governor high marks for his performance on energy issues. She also talks to one of Ritter's biggest critics who says Ritter failed on energy. He argues that Ritter's strategy amounts to picking winners and losers and playing political favorites, all the the expense of what he says is affordable energy from traditional fossil fuels.