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March 28, 2007

Colorado Doubles its Renewable Requirement and Aids Transmission

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed two bills on March 27th that will significantly boost the use of renewable energy within the state. House Bill 1281 doubles the state's renewable energy portfolio standard, requiring investor-owned utilities to draw on renewable energy for 20 percent of their electricity supply by 2020. By the same deadline, rural electric cooperatives are required to draw on renewable energy for 10 percent of their electricity. The governor also signed Senate Bill 100, which encourages the construction of new transmission lines to enable greater use of renewable energy. See the governor's press release and the texts of House Bill 1281 (PDF 57 KB) and Senate Bill 100 (PDF 29 KB). Download Adobe Reader.