Colorado Passes Renewable-Energy Initiative

State's largest utilities will be required to generate 3 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2007.

"Colorado voters approved Amendment 37 yesterday, marking the first statewide renewable-energy portfolio standard in the U.S. to come directly from a popular vote rather than through the legislature. The state's largest utilities will now be required to generate 3 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2007, and 10 percent by 2015. The ballot initiative got a thumbs-up from about 53 percent of the state's electorate. Sixteen other state legislatures have passed renewable-energy targets for utilities; Colorado's legislature had rejected such targets four times."

Thanks to Grist Magazine

Full Story: Colorado Voters Pass Renewable Energy Standard


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