Governor Polis releases roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy and bold climate action
DENVER — Governor Polis today unveiled the administration’s roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. The roadmap details the bold steps which will take Colorado toward a clean energy future. This includes directions, policies and actions, as well as progress to date.
“This is our plan for creating a pathway to 100 percent renewable energy in our state, creating good green jobs that can never be outsourced, and saving people money on electricity,” said Governor Jared Polis. “The roadmap is not just about a vision, but includes concrete steps that will help us reap the economic benefits of renewable energy, curb pollution of our air, and fight climate change. Colorado has always been a leader in clean-tech innovation and we have no intentions of slowing down.”
Goals from the roadmap include:
Modernizing the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Growing green jobs and saving consumers money
Promoting energy efficiency
More zero emission vehicles and commuting options
Ensuring a just and equitable transition for all of Colorado
Supporting the local commitment to 100 percent renewable energy
Moving toward zero emissions buildings
The administration has already taken a number of significant steps to make the down payment on a commitment to 100 percent renewable energy.
View the full roadmap here.