Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Women of Distinction selected women for seven awards as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Women of Distinction. Jill Tietjen was named Advocate for Women & Girls. An Advocate for Women & Girls recognizes a Woman of Distinction who goes above and beyond as an advocate for women and girls and who exemplifies exceptional leadership as a mentor, champion and innovative agent of change.
Jill Tietjen is has dedicated her life to helping young girls and women make a difference through philanthropy, mentoring, and more in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math, aka STEM.
She’s a speaker, author of Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, a current blogger for the Huffington Post and president of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which has made a major accomplishment in getting women figures printed on the next round of US currency.
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For decades, coal was the dominant fuel for electric power generation in the U.S. Although advances in natural gas generation technology allowed natural gas to become increasingly competitive with coal and other generation options, regulatory constraints and market influences drove coal to remain the overwhelming source for baseload power throughout most of the 20th century. However, in the early 21st century the advent of horizontal drilling as an adjunct to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) significantly reduced the price as well as the price volatility of natural gas. These changes, combined with increased environmental regulation for coal-fired generation, have led to natural gas surpassing coal in terms of net U.S. generation.
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