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Solar Housing Option 1-2Climate change is a very real problem that is hurting our families and our way of life. We are committed to creating a clean energy future to move away from relying on fossil fuels and towards a renewable energy economy. We must take aggressive and innovative action to clean up our air by making renewables a key part of our grid. Together, we can make a healthier, more prosperous Colorado.

In the absence of federal leadership, the states must lead. For too long, Congress has refused to take even the smallest steps to address climate change, and Colorado cannot wait. As the governor himself put it, it would be “government malpractice” to not pursue cost-effective strategies to clean up air pollution.

In the coming months, we are hoping to see:

  • An Executive Order from Governor John Hickenlooper that cuts carbon pollution 35 percent by 2030, with an important interim goal in 2025.
  • Continued momentum from our utility companies to help get more renewables into our grid and allow consumers more choice in their energy mix. 
  • Work with electric providers to accelerate the closure of coal-fired power units.

 

xcel-settlement-infographic_finalColorado gives green light to Xcel’s plan to add a lot more solar power

Denver Business Journal, November 9, 2016

“Plain and simple this means more clean and affordable energy for Coloradans. Today’s decision also breaks the stalemate between utilities and rooftop solar interests by advancing fair rates for rooftop solar, customers and the utility.”

Huge Rush Creek Wind project gets PUC OK 

The Denver Post, Sept. 30, 2016

“Rush Creek is expected to eliminate one million tons of carbon emissions a year versus more traditional generation.”

 

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