Colorado’s Great Green Deception

September 16, 2010 by jlongo
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Colorado’s Great Green Deception:
If HB 1001 Seems too Good to Be True, It’s Because It Is

By William Yeatman and Amy Oliver Cooke

Last March, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter (D) signed HB 1001, a mandate requiring investor- owned utilities to generate 30 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy sources by 2020. The policy, known as a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), is the crown jewel of the Governor’s “New Energy Economy” agenda and the renewable energy model for the rest of America.

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