• Colorado Legislature Rejects Delay of Coop Renewables Mandate
  • March 4, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The Colorado legislature passed a bill in 2013 mandating that, by 2020, twenty percent of power generated by rural electric cooperatives come from renewable sources. Representative Kathleen Conti proposed a subsequent bill that would delay the mandate’s implementation until 2025, but Colorado’s House Transportation and Energy Committee voted 8-5 against Conti’s bill in January. Those in favor of the delay argue that it imposes an unfair burden on rural Colorado by raising electricity prices, while others argue that the mandate has benefits that state residents should want to see realized sooner.