CO: House rejects Senate bill to erode RPS


Shortly after Colorado’s Senate passed a bill (S.B. 44) to reduce the state’s RPS requirements, the House rejected it. Current law requires investor-owned utilities to obtain 20% renewables during 2015-19, and 30% in 2020 and thereafter. S.B. 44 would have reduced the RPS requirements for IOUs to 15% in 2015 and thereafter, while retaining the current 3% carve-out for DG in 2020 and thereafter. The bill also would have lowered the current RPS requirements for rural cooperatives from 20% in 2020 to 15% in 2020.