Denver Pledges 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030

July 18th, 2018 by Kurt Lowder Denver’s Mayor, who is seeking a third term, has pledged the city will source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. In doing so, Denver has become the 73rd city in the United States to commit to a 100% renewable electricity target; however, few have aimed to complete the …

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Colorado Candidate Questionnaire on Climate and Clean Energy

Updated on May 16, 2018 The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate asked Colorado Gubernatorial, House, and Senate candidates where they stand on issues related to climate protection and clean energy.  51 candidates responded to seven questions covering renewable electricity goals, greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, oil and gas setbacks, and more.  We've posted the …

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Senate bill seeks to stop Hickenlooper from following Paris climate accord

Jeff Neumann Lee, left, and Harry Gregory protest legislation to block Colorado from following the goals of the Paris climate accord. (Photo by Leslie Glustrom, courtesy of Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate) A Senate committee debated a bill Wednesday (4/18/18) to take away Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ability to keep Colorado in line with the …

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The comparatively low cost of moving to 100 percent renewable energy

Re: “With the price of renewables falling, is 100 percent green energy affordable?” Jan. 26 Mark Jaffe column. The good news about Mark Jaffe’s column about moving electric generation to 100 percent renewables is that we can get to 80 percent right now. Wind and solar are now so much cheaper that getting to 80 …

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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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