The worst legislative session in memory may be over, but at least one important piece of unfinished business remains – getting Gov. Hickenlooper to veto SB-252, a bill that will force rural Coloradans to pay more on their utility bills in order to satisfy one-size-fits-all “green energy” mandates approved by urban legislators whose own constituents are [...]
Energy & Environment Issues
DENVER – Lawmakers representing rural Colorado’s farm, ranch and mountain communities denounced legislation Thursday that will double the renewable-energy mandate on rural ratepayers. Senate Bill 252 would raise from 10 percent to 20 percent the amount of power that rural electric cooperatives–the nonprofit utilities serving much of the state–must obtain from costly renewable-energy sources. The [...]
Environmental extremists and their friends in the legislature are at it again – aiming to impose Soviet-style energy mandates on rural Colorado that will jack-up future utility bills beyond what most folks can afford. If informed and active energy consumers don’t battle back now, already-struggling Coloradans will be paying more for electricity, just so a bunch of [...]
Americans for Prosperity and American Commitment Colorado on Thursday, Oct. 4, will be rolling back gas prices to pre-Obama levels – to $1.84 per gallon — at one Colorado Springs gas station, as a way of highlighting failed, one-sided Obama administration energy policies that have driven energy prices sky high. As just one example, gasoline prices [...]
It’s time for government to stop meddling in America’s energy markets. Hardworking Coloradoans deserve an energy policy that is based on market principles, not one that is based on extending handouts to politically connected industries, such as the wind PTC.