The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) supports Ordinance 046, 2016, which would dedicate a total of just under $476,000 to Climate Action Plan (CAP) projects this year. We note that this total represents less than a quarter of the cost of the seven “shovel ready” projects presented by staff at the work session held on March 10th of this year.
Published in the Denver Post on April 13, 2016
Re: “Wasting Colorado’s money on EPA’s Clean Power Plan,” April 2 guest commentary.
State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg claims to want to prevent the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) from wasting taxpayer dollars on studying how to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. He acknowledges that the amount of money in question is less than 0.1 percent of the CDPHE’s budget, or about 0.001 percent of the state’s budget.
Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on December 24, 2015
The climate agreement reached by delegates from nearly 200 countries in Paris on Dec. 12 includes some significant steps forward. It acknowledges that the average global temperature rise must be limited to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels. And it states that in order to achieve this target, the world must reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2050 and 2100.