Save The Date!

Public Hearing on Xcel’s Rate Case:
Thursday, November 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
Pre-Hearing Training:
Thursday, October 30th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location TBA

Remember that Xcel asked the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) if they can raise their rates in Colorado? This is the same rate case in which Xcel ‘inadvertently’ included all of their anti-municipalization  campaign funds. Oops. On the other hand, Xcel is also asking for a decoupling mechanism, which could actually be a great thing for energy efficiency and distributed generation. Well, the PUC has set a time for public input into the rate case process.

It may seem like November is ages away, but it will be here before you know it. We need you to be a champion for clean energy in Colorado and show the PUC that you are watching them. So mark your calendar. Put a sticky note on your computer screen. Write it on your hand. Do whatever you need to do to ensure that you can get your voice heard at the PUC.

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Stand Up for Solar at the PUC

Show State Regulators that Colorado Supports Solar

Wednesday, October 1st, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

Join our allies at The Vote Solar Initiative:

The Public Utility Commission (PUC) will be holding the second of three public workshops to discuss the future of Colorado’s net metering program for rooftop solar. The voices of people like you have been a crucial part of our success defending against Xcel’s anti-solar proposals to date – help us keep it up by showing the Commission once more that Coloradans care deeply about solar choice!

We’re going to pack the room with solar supporters so that the Commissioners have no doubt that Coloradans want to harness more of that plentiful sunshine for power, jobs, public health and our climate.

See the agenda for the Second Net Metering Panel.

Walk For Climate

This is an Important Moment for Colorado

Saturday, September 27th, 11:30 am
NextGen Campaign Office
2067 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301

Join our allies at NextGen Climate on their Walk for Climate:

Climate Change is real and it’s time for us to take action, hold candidates and elected officials accountable, and bring climate change to the forefront of American politics.

RSVP by emailing Regional Field Director Patrick Driscoll @

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Public Comment Period for Oil & Gas Task Force

Local Control or Big Fossil Interests?

Thursday, September 25th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
6060 Broadway, Denver 80216, Hunter Education Building

Remember the compromise that Congressman Polis made with Governor Hickenlooper? Well, the compromise task force has their kick-off meeting on Thursday September 25th (see all scheduled meetings) which will include a period for public comment. Participants will be asked to keep their comments under two minutes.

One wonders how a task force comprised mostly of politicians and fossil representatives could properly represent the views of the hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who wanted local control. Or how a two hour public comment period can effectively hear those voices…. if you are concerned about this you should tell Governor Hickenlooper directly.

We Are Your Eyes on Xcel

Update 9/16: SAVE THE DATE 11-20-14! The Public Utilities Commission (“COPUC”) has set a public hearing for November 20, 2014. Clean Energy Action will be training folks on how to engage prior to that date.

Update 8/28: Clean Energy Action has been granted permissive intervention! We are the only party to have ever been granted intervention status with an express position of moving toward a zero carbon economy. As a party to this proceeding, we will now be able to develop a Statement of Position preceded by filing Discovery Questions, Answer Testimony and informing the public about the intricacies of the proceeding. Stay Tuned here for further updates.

Update 8/5: Clean Energy Action has filed a Motion Requesting Permissive Intervention in the rate case. We expressed our reasons for filing as mitigating climate change and rapidly moving to a zero carbon economy.

Update 7/9: Public Utilities Commission staff filed a request for a hearing on June 26th. The Commissioners granted that request today. Any petitions to intervene must be submitted by August 11th.  The hearing is set for December 2nd through December 5th, with a final ruling expected by February 13th, 2015.

On June 17th, Xcel Energy submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission asking for a rate increase of $157 million annual increase. That could mean a 5.3% monthly increase for the average consumer.

Unlike almost everybody on earth, we are keeping an eye on Xcel and the PUC.  Xcel’s testimony alone is over 2,241 pages.  Believe it or not, those 2,241 pages are just the tip of the iceberg. Clean Energy Action is digging deeper to uncover the implications that this rate case could have on the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

We need your support to keep doing this work.

If Xcel wins, this would add $3.96 to every customer’s bill every month. Instead of paying that to Xcel, consider a monthly recurring donation to help us move them into the utility model of the 21st century.

Xcel is proposing some significant changes to their rate structure, including a proposal for decoupling, large capital investments from the Clean Air Clean Jobs Act, and restructuring the depreciation of their fossil fuel assets.

We cannot change the conversation about the future without your support.


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