CEA Explains: What is a Carbon Budget?

Our civilization seems to be in the denial stage on that climate change thing. Even the folks that know there is a problem don’t seem to realize the speed at which we need to act to have a decent chance of avoiding some of the catastrophic effects of climate change. A good way to think about the emissions reductions required is by examining our global carbon budget, or the total remaining CO2 our civilization can emit. Listen in as we attempt to explain carbon budgets.

Kill the Bill

Testify & Join Our Allies
Stop the Attack on Renewable Energy in Colorado

Monday, March 2nd, Colorado State Capitol (map)
  • 2:00 pm: Rally in West Foyer
  • 2:30 pm: Testify at Committee Hearing in Legislative Services Building, Room A
  • 2:45 pm: Celebrate or Commiserate, West Steps

The House State, Veterans & Military Affairs have the capacity to kill Senate Bill 44. This bill would roll back our renewable energy standard from 30% by 2020 to 15%. This is especially absurd because Xcel already gets 19% of their electricity from wind alone.  Some renewables are cheaper than fossil fueled power and actually help rural Coloradan communities, contrary to the ‘war on rural Colorado’ narrative.

Thanks to everyone who signed our petition. Because of you, the Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee received nearly 600 emails telling them to stop this attack on clean energy in Colorado. Unfortunately, it passed the Senate and now it’s the House’s turn. Let’s get it right this time.

Come testify or join Conservation Colorado and other renewable energy allies to show that Coloradans do not want to move backwards on renewable energy.

For more info contact Jordan Bresson, Field Organizer with Conservation Colorado at jordan@conservationco.org or 719-964-8608.

CU-Boulder Divestment Day of Action

Friday, February 13
11:00 AM – Panel @ UMC 247
12:00 PM – Rally and March @ UMC Fountain
University Memorial Center – CU, Boulder
1669 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309
RVSP Here

Join Fossil Free CU, in global solidarity with thousands of other universities, faith groups, and communities in demanding Divestment from Fossil fuels.

Come to a panel on Divestment at 11am then join us for a Rally and March at noon to demand the University of Colorado remove its over $27 million worth of investments from fossil fuels! This is just the start,  Fossil Fee CU will be talking about big plans for the rest of the year, so don’t miss this opportunity! More info.

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Stop the Attack on Clean Energy in Colorado

The Colorado Senate is trying to kill our renewable energy standard (RES)!  Instead of 30% by 2020, they want to knock it down to 15%.  This is absurd: Xcel already gets 19% of their electricity from wind alone, and it’s cheaper than any fossil fueled power!

Sign the petition below to send an email Senate Agriculture, Natural Resource and Energy Committee members telling them we have to move forward on clean energy and climate, not back!

Stop the Attack on Clean Energy in Colorado

Dear Governor Hickenlooper and Colorado Legislators,

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Come & Testify at the Committee Hearing for SB 15-044

Thursday, January 29th, 1:30 pm
Senate Committee Room 354 or 353
200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 80203

Learn More About SB 44

Early this January, legislators wasted no time introducing bills related to Colorado’s energy policies. Rather than immediately address local versus statewide standards for fracking, two of the first bills introduced would modify Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES).

Currently, investor owned utilities (i.e. Xcel and Black Hills) have to have 20% renewables by 2015 and 30% by 2020 on their system. Senate Bill 44 would reduce their requirement to 15% by 2015 with no additional goal for 2030. This seems bizarre, especially given that wind provides 19% of Xcel’s electricity in Colorado. So they want them to go backwards and stay there.

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For more information on SB 44, see The Nation Law Review.

 

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