FCSG Statement on Larimer County Wasteshed Coalition Recommendations

Posted on May 22, 2018

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group supports the recommendations made by the Larimer County Wasteshed Coalition and encourages the Fort Collins City Council to complete an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Larimer County to construct the waste management projects recommended in the Coalition’s plan.

This is a good deal: the participation of the city of Fort Collins is necessary for the success of the Larimer County Coalition’s plan; the plan offers the best chance for the city to reach its 2030 Zero Waste goals.

Fort Collins Can, Should Reach Fully Renewable Electricity by 2030

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on May 27, 2018

On May 1, Fort Collins Partners for Clean Energy (FCP4CE) presented a resolution to City Council asking council members to adopt the goal of achieving 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. The editorial written by Kevin Duggan on behalf of the Coloradoan editorial board concerning that resolution is sadly uninformed.

The editorial raises the question of whether relying on renewable sources will jeopardize the affordability and reliability of the electricity supplied by Platte River Power Authority, the city’s wholesale power provider. What it failed to mention, even though this made national news in January, is that utility-scale solar and wind are the cheapest forms of new electricity in Colorado.

Open Letter to City Council Re: Chamber of Commerce Letter on 100% Renewable Electricity

Sent on May 14, 2018

Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David May sent you a letter (https://fortcollinschamber.com/proceed-thoughtfully-on-100-percent-renew...) on May 8th offering his opinions concerning the 100% renewable electricity resolution that Fort Collins Partners for Clean Energy (FCP4CE) submitted to you for your consideration on May 1st. While May tries to present himself as a thoughtful and prudent observer, his letter demonstrates an appalling ignorance of the progress made over the last six months by the Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) and Northern Colorado Partners for Clean Energy (NCP4CE) in analyzing the move toward 100% local renewable electricity. Nor does May appear to have much general knowledge of the electric utility industry. It is therefore impossible for us to take his opinions seriously.

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