Given his business background, it would seem Colorado Gov. Jared Polis would like market-based solutions to the climate challenge. The reality is more complex.
A Colorado bill proposes to add the global warming potential of materials used in buildings — and, in a national first, roads —in evaluating state funded projects.
In the effort to achieve cleaner air, it was one step forward then it’s back you go in a decision reversal by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ran on a platform of a rapid decarbonization of electricity. Environmental groups say his administration isn’t moving quickly enough.
Colorado officials charged with substantially decarbonizing the state’s economy in the next 10 years are struggling with whether a set of smaller actions can get the job done. Or is something much bigger needed?
As Colorado chooses its path toward 50% decarbonization of its economy by 2030, all the paths involve the state’s regulation of electrical utilities. But there’s more than just closing down coal plants. That’s already underway.
Colorado has a goal of 900,000 sales of electric vehicles annually by 2030. That’s 42% of all sales. To put that statistic into perspective, EVs last year were 3.65% of all sales, a tripling in just two years. How will it get there?