CC4CA urges: close coal plants, replace with clean energy

Anita Seitz, president of Colorado Communities for Climate Action, urged the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to accelerate the closure of two more coal-fired power plants in Colorado, and replace them with clean energy resources, which now are less expensive than ever before. As reported in the Denver Post, “Public asks Xcel Energy to get more aggressive in retiring coal plants,” February 1, 2018: “We feel the proposal to close old and inefficient coal plants more quickly and expand renewables in Colorado just makes sense. Shifting from coal to renewable energy creates jobs, saves money on everyone’s electric bills and helps clean up our air,” said Anita Seitz, a member of the Westminster City Council who testified on behalf of Colorado Communities for Climate Action.

Her testimony followed up on an earlier CC4CA letter to the PUC laying out our coalition’s support for accelerating this shift to cleaner sources of electricity in Colorado.