Colorado Renewable Energy Exemption Initiative (2010)
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will not appear on a ballot
In 2004, Colorado voters approved Amendment 37, a ballot measure that required Colorado's ulitity companies to acquire approximately 10 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Electric bills, according to the amendment, could not increase more than 50 cents a month to cover the new changes. Voters approved the measure by 53.6 percent. 88.59% of registered voters in Colorado voted on this amendment.
Supporters argued that renewable sources can be costly and consumers should have the option to use alternative, less expensive energy sources.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Colorado signature requirements
In order to place the proposed measure on the ballot, supporters were required to collect a minimum of 76,047 valid signatures. The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado for initiated state statutes was August 2, 2010. However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.
- The Denver Post,"Proposed initiative would let utility customers opt out of renewables," March 25, 2010
- The Denver Daily News,"Opt-out on renewables?," March 26, 2010
- Prior to the enactment of Colorado House Bill 1326 (2009), the signature deadline for initiated statutes and initiated amendments was the same--3 months before the election.
State of Colorado
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Executive Director of Natural Resources | Executive Director of Labor and Employment | Chair of Public Utilities |