State Climate Policy

Evolution of State Climate Policy

 List of documents provided below:

  1.  CCLC review of draft 2017 Colorado Climate Plan (11/2/17)
  2. News Release: CCLC Reaction to Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance (7/12/17)
  3. Hick moves Colorado backward on climate change (9/10/2016)
  4. News Release: CCLC Reaction to 2015 Colorado Climate Plan (9/16/2015)
  5. Summaries of Three Key Documents Related to Colorado’’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (12/31/2014)

 

1. CCLC review of draft 2017 Colorado Climate Plan (11/2/17)

The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate, which is comprised of 21 organizations advocating strategies for reducing Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions to levels supportive of a livable climate, has reviewed the draft 2017 Colorado Climate Plan, and offers the comments provided below.

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2. CCLC Reaction to Colorado Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance (7/12/17)

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 Clean Energy Transition,” in which he set forth new climate goals for our State.

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3. Hick moves Colorado backward on climate change (9/10/16)

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 10, 2016

In April of 2008, Governor Bill Ritter issued an Executive Order establishing Colorado’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals to help head off disruptions to our society resulting from climate change. Those goals were to reduce GHG emissions 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, both compared to 2005 levels. The Executive Order also required the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to report periodically on the State’s GHG emissions inventory. The directive was to remain in force until modified or rescinded by a future Executive Order.

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4. CCLC Reaction to 2015 Colorado Climate Plan (9/16/2015)

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 Administration.  The Plan does not acknowledge that the State is currently falling far short of achieving those goals, as is evident in the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory – 2014 Update.

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5. Summaries of Three Key Documents Related to Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (12/31/2014)

This document summarizes and links to the following three documents:

  1. Colorado Climate Action Plan: A Strategy to Address Global Warming (November 2007)
  2. Executive Order D 004 08: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Colorado (April 2008)
  3. Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory—2014 Update (October 2014)

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