Imagine you take a picture of your vegetable garden with a smart phone and want to email it to your next-door neighbor. That photo doesn’t travel through some magical ether. For its seemingly short trip across your lawn and picket fence, the photo might actually venture around the world through countless miles of cable and servers before appearing a moment later and a few hundred feet away. This transmission requires a massive, tangible infrastructure of power-hungry data centers.

The legislative debate over the doubling of the renewable energy mandate on Colorado’s rural electric cooperatives officially ended on June 5, when Gov.

In a disappointing decision for electricity consumers, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 5 signed into law Senate Bill 252, which doubles the renewable energy standard for the not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives that serve approximately one out of every five Coloradans.

It’s come to this: Senate Bill 252, the unfair and unreasonable bill that would raise rural electricity costs by billions, has been passed and sent by the Colorado Legislature to Gov. John Hickenlooper. 

We’re asking Coloradans across the state to ask Gov. Hickenlooper to veto this expensive mandate. Click here now to learn more and take action. [The hyperlink has been removed because this alert is no longer active.]

During the April 8 committee hearing on Senate Bill 252 in the Colorado Senate, State Senator Ted Harvey wisely asked how the bill’s potentially multibillion-dollar impact on electricity costs would affect state-owned facilities located in the service territories of rural electric cooperatives.  It’s a logical question – farmers, ranchers,

The television and radio spot below encourage Coloradans to stand up to the politicians and special interests who are jamming a costly bill through the legislature without any input from the rural consumers it would affect.