CC4CA says replace coal-fired power plants with cleaner sources

Colorado Communities for Climate Action has weighted in with the state’s Public Utilities Commission, urging it to move forward in considering a plan to replace two aging coal-fired power plants — which produce enormous quantities of heat-trapping emissions — with cleaner sources. The October 11, 2017, CC4CA letter to the PUC urges it to consider Xcel Energy’s new Colorado Energy Plan Portfolio, which could significantly reduce emissions in Colorado and be a major step forward to meet new statewide goals set by Governor Hickenlooper: to reduce overall statewide climate-changing emissions by more than 26 percent by 2025, compared to 2005 levels, and to reduce emissions from the electricity sector in Colorado by at least 25 percent by 2025 and at least 35 percent by 2030, compared to 2012 levels. Meeting these goals is important to protect Colorado’s climate for this and future generations.