Colo. Ups Renewable Energy Goal To 30% By 2020

Law360, New York (March 23, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT) -- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has ushered in landmark legislation requiring the state to generate 30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020, marking the second-highest renewable energy standard in the nation.

The 30 percent requirement set forth by the bill, H.B. 10-1001, is the toughest in the Rocky Mountain West and is surpassed only by California, which has laid out a goal to reach 33 percent renewable energy by 2020.

The measure will create thousands of new jobs and lead to 100,000 solar...
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