FCSG Statement on Time of Use Electric Rate Options: 3 is the Charm

Statement updated on November 20, 2017

At its meeting on November 21st, City Council will have the opportunity to affirm its support for residential electric rate Option 3: a Time of Use (TOU) + Tier rate for all customers, except electric heat customers, who would be on the standard TOU rate. Council approved that option by a 4-3 vote on first reading on November 7th. The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) continues to support Option 3, for the reasons we outlined on November 6th (see original statement appended below this update). We also encourage the City to reconsider an income-qualified electric rate.

PRPA's Carbon-free Study a Laudable Endeavor

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 29, 2017

The residents of Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Estes Park have increasingly been calling for their municipal utilities to move toward providing 100 percent renewable electricity in order to do our part to address the climate crisis. These cities all receive electric power from the Platte River Power Authority (PRPA). In a “Viewpoints” column published on Aug. 20, PRPA CEO Jason Frisbie and PRPA Board Member and Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell describe how they are responding to these calls by embarking on an ambitious study of how PRPA might deliver “100 percent (net) carbon-free” electricity to all four cities by 2030.

Story Subjects' Climate Claims Don't Hold Water

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on August 15, 2017

Last Friday (8/4/17) Coloradoan readers were treated to the claims of two Forest Service Employees, Karl Zeller and Ned Nikolov. They say climate science is all wrong and they have proven it.

What is startling is that their ridiculously sketchy conjectures, which they’ve been shopping around for a decade, meet the Coloradoan’s standard for a serious page-one article. Unlike the Coloradoan, we chased down their claims via multiple climate scientists, and suffice to say they were convincingly debunked.

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