Colorado climate advocates call on Xcel to step up

Colorado climate advocates call on Xcel to step up as international climate negotiations are underway Denver, CO – November 15th, 2017 As international leaders meet in Bonn, Germany this week for the UN Climate Change Conference, local leaders, businesses, advocates and more are holding events across the US to support climate action in the absence …

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Review of the Draft 2017 Colorado Climate Plan

To:          Taryn Finnessey, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Colorado Water Conservation Board/Department of Natural Resources CC:         Governor John Hickenlooper, All Colorado State Senators and Representatives, All Fort Collins City Councilmembers From:    Kevin Cross, Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate Spokesperson Date:     November 2nd, 2017 Re:         Comments on draft 2017 Colorado Climate Plan   The …

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Scott Pruitt’s detachment from climate reality

An edited version of this letter appeared in the Denver Post on October 16th, 2017 EPA chief Scott Pruitt decided to announce his intention to terminate the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) on a day when ten people were killed by raging wildfires in California and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans still lack …

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Progress on Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 6th, 2017 Xcel's "Colorado Energy Plan — Advancing Colorado's clean energy future" was published last week. Thanks to the passion and dedication of many, Xcel Energy has committed to 55 percent renewable electricity by 2026. While this is a major step in the right direction, we must …

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News Release: CCLC Reaction to Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate on Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance and Executive Order D 2017-015 For immediate release Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 Contact: Kevin Cross, 970-419-8944, info@fccan.org Fort Collins, CO – Yesterday, Governor Hickenlooper announced that Colorado will join the U.S. Climate Alliance.  He also released an Executive Order titled “Supporting Colorado’s …

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News release on Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance and Executive Order D 2017-015

  Fort Collins, CO – On July 11th, Governor Hickenlooper announced that Colorado will join the U.S. Climate Alliance.  He also released an Executive Order titled “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition,” in which he set forth new climate goals for our State. The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) is pleased that Colorado will …

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Critics say Hickenlooper’s clean energy pledge falls short of needed climate action

By Kelsey Ray, The Colorado Independent Donald Trump wants to eliminate the Clean Power Plan. Hickenlooper says Colorado will press on — but environmental experts say even that won’t be enough to fight climate change. Gov. John Hickenlooper was quick to assure Coloradans this week that the state will continue working towards a more sustainable energy …

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Summaries of Three Key Documents Related to Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

State Climate Policy – Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate Prepared by the Fort Collins Sustainability Group (12/31/2014) Colorado Climate Action Plan: A Strategy to Address Global Warming (November 2007) This document set forth three key roles for State government: Enact “bridge strategies” to reduce GHG emissions immediately before cleaner electricity generation strategies can be …

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Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate Reaction to 2015 Colorado Climate Plan

News release for Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Fort Collins, CO – Member organizations of the Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC) were disappointed to learn that the 2015 Colorado Climate Plan, which was released today by the Hickenlooper Administration, makes only cursory reference to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals established by the Ritter …

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