DENVER (AP) – A bill to double renewable energy requirements for rural energy suppliers awaits the governor’s signature in Colorado.
The bill requires Colorado’s rural cooperative electric associations to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020, up from 10 percent. The standard would still be below that already required by investor-owned utilities, which serve most Coloradans. Those utilities must head toward a 30 percent renewable energy standard.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Tuesday Is Our Final Warm Day, Cool And Wet Weather Is Coming
The rural co-op measure passed the House and Senate despite vigorous opposition from Republicans. Lawmakers rectified differences on Wednesday, sending the measure to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.READ MORE: 47-Year-Old Woman Inside Aurora Home Killed When Shots Are Fired At It From Car Outside
LINK: Senate Bill 252
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