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.

Support 100 Percent Renewable Electricity by 2030

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on January 24, 2018

In response to calls from residents and elected officials of Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, and Estes Park to move toward 100 percent renewable electricity, Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) developed and released a “Zero Net Carbon Portfolio Analysis” late last year. The study provides a road map for how PRPA might provide electricity to its four owner communities that would produce zero net carbon, or ZNC emissions by 2030.

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) views PRPA’s study as an important step in the right direction. However, that study does not meet our goal, which is shared by our nine allied organizations in the four communities served by the PRPA, of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

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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