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!
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Come & Testify at the Committee Hearing for SB 15-044
Thursday, January 29th, 1:30 pm
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200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 80203
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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.