The Coalition of Ratepayers is a Colorado non-profit concerned with issues impacting small business and residential ratepayers that otherwise have no advocate and no voice.
On January 6, the Environmental Protection Agency decided to further reduce the emissions of commercial vehicles through a proposed rulemaking for the Cleaner Truck Initiative, which once complete, will establish more stringent regulations on heavy truck and equipment’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Two days later, Senator Fenberg (D-Boulder) and Representative Jaquez Lewis (D-Boulder) introduced SB20-038 […]
Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is more than likely to adopt the Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate (ZEV) at its Friday, August 16th meeting (today). Not only will this put Colorado further under California’s thumb, it’s also likely to impact our state’s air quality and economy negatively. The Freedom to Drive Coalition commissioned Energy Venture […]
The Coalition of Ratepayers agrees with the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) that the initial economic impact analysis of the proposed electric vehicle (EV) mandate for Colorado contained flawed and overlooked critical assumptions. Dr. Winegarden, a Ph.D. economist with PRI, criticized the economic analysis, which was presented to the Air Quality Control Commission, with California’s vehicle […]
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association released a statement on Tuesday indicating its move to become regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This decision has drawn harsh criticism from Colorado legislators and Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA). Democrat state legislators are urging Tri-State to slow down and reconsider the decision, since it was only two months […]
Representative K.C. Becker and Senator Faith Winter have introduced legislation that would give Xcel Energy a green light and blank check to prematurely close existing power plants, replace them with expensive, intermittent resources, and then force captive electric ratepayers to pick up the tab with interest for the massive fuel switching scheme and workforce transition plans. […]