350 Colorado strongly promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation. We support community efforts, investments and policies that promote the wise use of energy and the transition to clean renewable energy. By transitioning away from fossil fuels, we can invest in the new renewable energy economy which will create many stable jobs for Coloradans. Colorado is ranked 10th in the nation in capacity for solar energy production and is the 11th largest producer of solar power, and in 2018 was ranked 7th in renewable energy jobs.
In 2018, the cities of Longmont and Ft. Collins both made commitments to reach 100 percent clean, renewable electricity by 2030. The Estes Park Town Board and the Loveland City Council also passed resolutions supporting Platte River Power Authority’s goal of a 100 percent non-carbon resource mix. PRPA committed to a carbon reduction goal, following Xcel Energy’s announcement that it will reduce carbon pollution 100 percent by 2050.
Colorado is home to nine communities that have committed to clean, renewable electricity. This momentum has pushed the state’s utilities to respond to customer demands for cleaner energy. As cities and our state moves towards 100% renewable, 350 Colorado will support policies that ensure an equitable, distributed, and resilient transition.
In October of 2019 we are also hosting a Renewable Energy Summit with a focus on moving beyond fracked gas. For more info, click here.
How Can You Take Action?
- Join the 350 CO Renewable Energy Committee to receive ongoing action alerts and stay up to date with campaign planning.
- Click here to send an email to your legislators & Gov. Polis urging them to support bills to address the climate crisis and for a rapid, just transition to renewable energy.
- Begin making the personal switch to renewables! When possible, choose an electric vehicle, choose solar or wind power, explore alternative heating and cooling options such as geothermal or solar.
- Support policies that will expedite the transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future.
- Advocate for systemic change and renewables at your workplace, the businesses you frequent, and at the city, county and state levels.
- If you live in Boulder County, join Boulder’s efforts to “municipalize” – to create a locally-owned electric utility that is sourced primarily from renewable energy and prioritizes local renewables and incentivizing energy efficiency. You can read more about coalition efforts for clean local power here: Empower Our Future and Renewables Yes!
Want to Learn More? Visit Our Renewables Resource Hub