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Colorado Approves 30% by 2020 Renewable Energy Standard

Yesterday, Colorado's state legislature finalized a bill to increase the it's cool cialis non prescription state's renewable energy standard to 30 percent by 2020.

Colorado was one of the first states to adopt a renewable energy standard at all, committing in 2004 to get 10 percent of their electricity from renewables by 2015 and increasing that to 20 percent by 2020 in 2006.  This latest measure puts the state right behind California, who has the highest standard at 33 percent by 2020.

The bill also requires utilities to get 3 percent of their electricity from distributed sources like rooftop solar and levitra overnite other smaller wind and solar installations in order to give a boost to local renewable energy and construction companies.  That requirement alone will be responsible for 1 GW of clean energy, save 6.8 billion gallons of water and reduce emissions by 30 million tons of CO2 a year.

via Climate Progress


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written by Khephran, March 09, 2010
this is extremely heartening, I am glad some people are taking a step in the right direction (and strangely it's the left that is doing it)
written by Evan, March 10, 2010
The entire roof is a solar panel! Cool.
Don't forget energy efficiency!
written by Jason, March 14, 2010
This commitment from CO is huge - if every state were to receive 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020, the country's carbon footprint would plummet.

Before renewable energy is utilized, it's vital to cheapest viagra online decrease energy use first. Replace old appliances with Energy Star, use all outdoor solar lights instead of conventional, and insulate your home.

When both strategies are used, energy use and emissions will decrease drastically!
One thing to note about renewable energy systems
written by Mitchell, March 18, 2010
One important thing to note with regards to all distributed, renewable energy systems is that in putting these systems in place will require lots of supporting infrastructure. Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass, etc come at the cost of being unreliable and uncontrollable.

Traditional systems such as coal, nuclear and other energy sources are easily controlled. Modern day power plants use digital controllers which have the power produced by these plants 'follow' the load, as it changes throughout the levitra online buy day.

It will take a lot of infrastructure to make these renewable systems efficient and viagra order easily controlled. This comes at the cost of a reduced emission benefit, at least in the short term. If these states want to really meet these targets, they have a long, long way to go.
This photo does not tell the truth
written by Chas Clifton, May 11, 2010
The photo is viagra brand deceptive. When you force big power companies like Xcell to produce renewable energy, they do not go the "distributed," close to buy cialis professional the consumer route, like having photovoltaic panels on a residential roof.

Instead, they build big projects far from a city, covering acres and acres of pasture or desert with panels that then require more new transmission lines to bring that power to the consumer.

And you help them "greenwash" it all.[removed]void(0);
Renewable energy and future
written by Arvind Kumar, June 20, 2010
the world future is depending on buy viagra professional online these aspect of renewable versus non-renewable energy sources. In the present scenario after match Copenhagen and Kyoto, the fossil energy based power sources are going to be too costly. So hang on Renewable. Your time is coming.
Renewable energy sources
written by Renewable energy sources, June 30, 2010
global warming have been established since a long time now, many new observations and conclusions are being observed even today. New reports are coming in these days, pointing out at different causes that could have triggered the process of global warming and the subsequent climate change.

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