U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Water Power Program
Colorado Doubles its Renewable Requirement and Aids Transmission
March 28, 2007
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed two bills on March 27th that will
significantly boost the use of renewable energy within the state.
House Bill 1281 doubles the state's renewable energy portfolio
standard, requiring investor-owned utilities to draw on renewable
energy for 20 percent of their electricity supply by 2020. By the same
deadline, rural electric cooperatives are required to draw on
renewable energy for 10 percent of their electricity. The governor
also signed Senate Bill 100, which encourages the construction of new
transmission lines to enable greater use of renewable energy. See the
governor's press release and the texts of
House Bill 1281 (PDF 57 KB) and
Senate Bill 100 (PDF 29 KB).
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