A Win-Win for Rural CO

March 25, 2015

(March 25) – Assistant Majority Leader Dominick Moreno’s bill to make it easier for rural electric co-ops to meet their renewable energy targets without scaling back Colorado’s commitment to renewables won unanimous Transportation & Energy Committee approval this afternoon. SB15-046, sponsored in the House by Rep. Moreno, D-Commerce City, would allow rural electrical co-ops to

House Passes Winter’s Enhanced Solar Gardens Bill

March 23, 2015

(March 23) – The House gave voice-vote approval this morning to a bill by Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster, to expand siting options for community solar gardens. Demand for solar gardens is high and growing, but is being constrained by rising land values and construction costs. HB15-1284, sponsored by Reps. Winter and Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs,

House Dems Stand Up for Renewable Energy Standard

March 2, 2015

(March 2) – An effort to reduce the state’s renewable energy standard was turned aside tonight by Democrats on the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee. The 6-5 vote was on party lines. SB15-044 passed the Senate and was sponsored in the House by Rep. Dan Thurlow, R-Grand Junction. It would have reduced the renewable

Clean Power Plan Passes Court Test

January 21, 2015

(Jan. 21) – Reps. KC Becker and Max Tyler hailed today’s ruling by a federal appeals court upholding the Clean Power Plan, a major federal initiative to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. “The official tally came in this week: 2015 was the warmest year in recorded history, breaking a record set the year before,”