FCSG Statement on Proposed Biennial Budget and the CAP

Posted on November 5, 2018

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has been following the budgeting process closely since the City Manager’s Recommended Biennial Budget was released in late August. We are pleased to see that Offers 9.90 (Energy Efficiency) and 9.92 (Non-residential Solar Rebates) are now “above the line.” The current budget proposal would fund each of these offers at 25% of the originally proposed amounts; we would like to see those funding levels increased to at least 50% of the original amounts.

Vote Yes on Proposition 112

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on October 27, 2018

At a private event with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, he stressed our dire situation. We’re in global warming and ignoring that doesn’t change it.

We have reached the 1-degree C tipping point and going over 0.5 degrees more will be ugly. Watch documentaries "Chasing Coral" or "Chasing Ice" for irrefutable evidence.

Renewable Electricity Sources are Affordable and Reliable

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on September 14, 2018

Recently, opponents of Fort Collins committing to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 have made comments casting doubt on the affordability and reliability of renewable electricity sources. Yet, they fail to support their claims with market-based data from Colorado’s energy sector.

Below are important developments from local utilities that have occurred over the last year. They present fundamental facts of the case that opponents of the 100 percent renewable electricity proposal should not ignore.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Seven actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint

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