Looking Out for the Public in the PUC

April 19, 2017

(April 19) – A bill by Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, to improve how the Public Utilities Commission operates passed out of the House Transportation & Energy Committee this afternoon with a 9-4 vote. “This bill is about what kind of guard rails we can put in place to protect Colorado consumers,” said Rep. Esgar. “The

Transparency in Utility Bills

April 12, 2017

(April 12) – Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Daneya Esgar passed a bill out of the House Transportation Committee this afternoon that requires more transparent information to be posted on electric bills. “Given changes in technology and energy, there’s more desire from customers to access information about utilities,” said Majority Leader Becker, D-Boulder. “This

Bipartisan Support for Energy Efficiency Bills

April 3, 2017

(April 3) – The House gave bipartisan approval this morning to two bills designed to continue Colorado’s position as a national leader in energy efficiency. The first bill, HB17-1227, was passed on second reading and extends demand-side management programs established in 2007 to increase energy efficiency by establishing goals for investor-owned utilities to achieve a

House Passes Oil and Gas Safety Measure

March 29, 2017

(March 29) – Rep. Mike Foote’s bill to increase the margin of safety for students and teachers in oil country won final House approval this morning. HB17-1256 would specify that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s 1,000-foot rule on oil and gas drilling setbacks from schools would be measured from the campus property line,