FCSG Statement on Staff Memo Regarding 100% Renewable Electricity Goal

Originally posted on July 2, 2018, and updated on July 16

On May 1st, Fort Collins Partners for Clean Energy (FCP4CE) presented a resolution to City Council that would establish a community-wide goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Councilmembers expressed interest in considering the resolution at a later meeting, and directed City staff to provide a high level analysis of the proposed goal. On June 28th, staff sent a memo to Council (see first attachment) that overstepped the directive they had been given by calling for more study and proposing that Council consider a different, far weaker resolution in Q4 of 2018.

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) respectfully requests that Council direct staff to prepare a resolution using the FCP4CE resolution as the starting point. This resolution should feature a goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and should be ready for council’s consideration before the end of Q3.

Fort Collins Chamber CEO Continues to Ignore Climate Crisis

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 17, 2018

In his most recent guest commentary on renewable electricity, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO David May notes with evident pride that he has never written about the same topic three times in a row.

Alas, May’s latest piece largely repeats the points made in his first two pieces. Still more lamentably, he has now failed to mention “climate change” in connection with renewable electricity in each of his three guest commentaries.

Renewable Energy Sources Rise as Coal-generated Power Declines

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on July 29, 2018

Recently, I was on the U.S. Energy Information Administration website (eia.gov) shopping for a wind or solar energy plant.

Renewable energy is getting less expensive. I thought I would see what the costs really are, rather than those offered with distorted facts and misinformation found in a recent column by David May, CEO of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

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