Affordability Matters Blog
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The legislative debate over the doubling of the renewable energy mandate on Colorado’s rural electric cooperatives officially ended on June 5, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 252 into law. However, several of the state’s leading newspapers continue to voice concerns not only about the new law’s implementation but also about the contrived process by which it came to reach the governor’s desk in the first place.
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In a disappointing decision for electricity consumers, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 5 signed into law Senate Bill 252, which doubles the renewable energy standard for the not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives that serve approximately one out of every five Coloradans. Read more »
It’s come to this: Senate Bill 252, the unfair and unreasonable bill that would raise rural electricity costs by billions, has been passed and sent by the Colorado Legislature to Gov. John Hickenlooper.
We’re asking Coloradans across the state to ask Gov. Hickenlooper to veto this expensive mandate. Click here now to learn more and take action. [The hyperlink has been removed because this alert is no longer active.]
Front Range legislators authored this bill in secret without any input from the rural communities it impacts.
That's just not fair.
Whether or not you live in rural Colorado, it's time to stand up for fair play and affordable electricity for all Coloradans.
It will just take couple of minutes to make your voice heard. Read more »
During the April 8 committee hearing on Senate Bill 252 in the Colorado Senate, State Senator Ted Harvey wisely asked how the bill’s potentially multibillion-dollar impact on electricity costs would affect state-owned facilities located in the service territories of rural electric cooperatives. It’s a logical question – farmers, ranchers, business owners, large manufacturers and small towns in rural areas are not the only electricity consumers who would feel the burdens of this legislation. Read more »
The television and radio spot below encourage Coloradans to stand up to the politicians and special interests who are jamming a costly bill through the legislature without any input from the rural consumers it would affect.
If you agree that our policymakers should not be burdening rural economies with unfair, unreasonable mandates, please share these important messages with your friends. Then make sure you're a member of the Keep Electricity Affordable eAction team.