On August 30th, Fort Collins City staff will give a presentation to City Council on progress toward implementing the 2015 Climate Action Plan (CAP). Staff will address “branding”, the vetting process for CAP initiatives, financing options, and next steps toward messaging, community engagement, and implementation.
News release posted on August 25, 2016
Fort Collins, CO – Yesterday, a draft Executive Order titled “Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change” was leaked to the press. The centerpiece of the Executive Order is a directive calling on Colorado to achieve 25% reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector by 2025 and 35% CO2 emissions reductions by 2035, again from the power sector, compared to 2012 levels. These numbers align closely with the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan goals.
The draft Executive Order clearly shows the enormous gap between the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals Governor Hickenlooper is willing to consider, and the reductions that are needed in order to preserve a livable climate.
Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on July 8, 2016
Deniers of human-caused climate change are not only people who rail against the well-established link between greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and global warming. Deniers include those who don’t think governments can or should do anything to mitigate climate change. The president and CEO of the local chamber of commerce, David May, evidently fits into the latter subcategory.