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.
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As President Obama sets his second-term agenda, join us in sending a clear message about the importance of affordable electricity to the economy.
As you and approximately 60,000 other supporters of Keep Electricity Affordable know, the cost of electricity impacts the budget of every home, farm, school and small business. While our national and local economies struggle to recover from the downturn, we don’t need misguided public policies unnecessarily driving up the price of power.
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Why do ill-conceived energy regulations and other bureaucratic red tape ultimately lead to greater electricity costs for consumers? As this thoughtful article in the Wyoming Business Report explains, utilities are striving to use a greater variety of energy sources while operating responsibly and ensuring a reliable supply of affordable energy – but it’s extremely difficult in an uncertain regulatory environment.
Lyle Witham of North Dakota’s Basic Electric Power Cooperative told a Wyoming audience that this lack of clarity makes it tough to plan how to produce electricity in the coming decade. Read more »