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 »
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.
Tired of politicians pushing policies that don’t impact them -- but put burdens on other people?
Key Front Range legislators authored this bill in secret but – get this – it only impacts rural Coloradans.
That’s just not fair.
Now, whether or not you live in rural Colorado, it’s time to stand up for fair play and affordable electricity for all Coloradans.
And if they can do this to rural Coloradans… well, who knows who’ll be next on their list. Read more »
A new study from a national energy organization underscores something that we at Keep Electricity Affordable already know: Ill-conceived and politically-motivated government regulations cost jobs and hurt American families.