Colorado has built a reputation as a national leader on renewable energy, steadily increasing its wind and solar portfolio over the years and in 2010 passing a law requiring that 30% the state’s energy come from renewable resources by 2020, one of the highest standards in the country.
California has already established itself as a leader in solar development, with ambitious rooftop solar programs, numerous large- and community-scale projects under construction, and many more in the permitting pipeline.
Fossil fuels are the leading cause of climate change, and their extraction and combustion cause many other serious environmental and social impacts. For this reason, one of the most important tasks for our age is to accomplish a transition to renewable home-grown sources of energy. H
These comments were submitted by The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife regarding the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area Draft Environmental Impact Study.