#Colorado’s #Cleanest #Energy Options Are Also Its Cheapest

New York (The Verge) — Colorado’s cleanest energy options are also its cheapest vox.com/energy-and-env… (via @voxdotcom).

New modeling shows the state can decarbonize — at a savings.

For one thing, thanks to its bountiful sunlight and wind, Colorado has enormous potential for renewable energy, most of which is untapped. The state currently generates only 3 percent of its electricity from solar and just under 18 percent from wind.

The political climate is favorable as well. As of earlier this year, Democrats have a “trifecta” in the state, with control over the governorship and both houses of the legislature. Gov. Jared Polis campaigned on a promise to target 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. In their last session, he and the legislature passed a broad suite of bills meant to boost renewable energy, reform utilities, expand EV markets, and decarbonize the state economy. David Roberts/@verge

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