March 23, 2010
Colorado House Majority Communications
Gov. Ritter Signs Historic Renewable Energy Bill
"With HB 1001 we will manufacture and install panels and turbines all over Colorado to capture free energy,” said Rep. Tyler said. “The sun will always shine for free, the winds will always blow for free, and our energy production will be cleaner. Renewable energy, green jobs, and a cleaner future -- what's not to like?"
Representative Max Tyler (D-Lakewood/Golden) was the lead sponsor of House Bill 1001, which calls for an increase in the state’s Renewable Energy Standard from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020. In other words, by 2020, nearly a third of the power generated from large utilities like Xcel must come from renewable sources.
The bill is expected to diversify our energy sources and create thousands of jobs in the New Energy Economy. An increased RES will give Colorado the best clean-energy requirement in the Rocky Mountain West, create thousands of new jobs and lead to 100,000 solar rooftops over the next decade.