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Colorado Passes Eight Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Bills

May 24, 2007

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has signed eight bills that address various facets of renewable energy and energy conservation. The legislation encompassed financial incentives for energy efficiency programs, renewable energy tax credits, transmission, biofuels, net metering, and recycling. One bill instructs the Governor's Energy Office to fund carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas mitigation, and energy resource studies.

On May 22, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed House Bill (HB) 1037, which directs the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to establish energy saving goals and provide financial incentives for utility energy efficiency programs. The programs will educate consumers and provide incentives to residents and businesses to implement conservation measures, including rebates on energy efficient appliances. Utility energy efficiency programs must produce benefits that exceed their costs. The legislation is expected to save households and businesses between $600 million and $1.2 billion.

On May 23, Ritter signed the following bills:

For more information, see the governor's May 22 and May 23 press releases. Access copies of the bills at the Colorado General Assembly Web site.

To read more information about renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Colorado, see:

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