Colorado Wins Secure Green Energy Future
The election of John Hickenlooper as governor and Michael Bennet to the U.S. Senate bodes well for the development of green energy and jobs in Colorado, reports the Colorado Independent. Hickenlooper, formerly a geologist and the mayor of Denver, replaces Gov. Bill Ritter, and will continue Ritter’s green energy agenda—the New Energy Economy— in the state, according to the executive director of Colorado Conservation Voters, Pete Maysmith. Last March, Gov. Ritter signed legislation requiring that 30% of Colorado’s energy come from renewable energy sources by 2020. Hickenlooper is also supportive of diversifying Colorado’s energy sources, and promotes energy and water conservation.
Michael Bennet’s win over climate-change denier Ken Buck also means Colorado will have an advocate of renewable energy development and energy efficiency in the U.S. Senate.