HB19-1261: Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution

Section 1 of the bill states that Colorado shall have statewide goals to reduce 2025 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26%, 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%, and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of the levels of greenhouse gas emissions that existed in 2005.

Section 3 specifies considerations that the air quality control commission is to take into account in implementing policies and promulgating rules to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, including the benefits of compliance and the equitable distribution of those benefits, the costs of compliance, opportunities to incentivize clean energy in transitioning communities, and the potential to enhance the resilience of Colorado’s communities and natural resources to climate impacts. The commission will consult with the public utilities commission with regard to rules that affect the providers of retail electricity in Colorado.

Section 4 appropriates $281,588 from the general fund to the department of public health and environment to implement the bill, of which $93,267 is reappropriated to the department of law.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Learn More Here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1261

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