Energy Policy

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Production and consumption of energy in Colorado are guided by the laws enacted by Colorado voters and elected officials. Bipartisan legislation and voter-led initiatives form the basis of Colorado’s approach to energy.

With a focus on responsible policies and regulation, four key values drive the state’s growing energy economy and ensure Colorado as a national leader in environmentally-friendly energy development:

  • Growing jobs and spurring innovation
  • Protecting Colorado’s world-class environment
  • Streamlining government
  • Encouraging collaboration

The Colorado Energy Office’s statutory duties and mission include working with communities, utilities, private and public organizations, and elected officials to promote the effective use of all of Colorado's energy resources and the efficient consumption of energy in all economic sectors. As part of this commitment, CEO monitors legislation at the General Assembly, dockets at the Public Utilities Commission, and other state and federal rule making work in order to provide information and promote policy aligned with its statutory mission.