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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-064

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Feb 1, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-064 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:30:49 PM  
Senator Jones, prime sponsor, discussed
the provisions of  Senate Bill 18-064 concerning the renewable energy
requirement.   He distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment K] and Amendment
L.005 [Attachment L].  He also distributed a handout concerning recent
bids for electric generation received by Xcel Energy for renewable and
other energy sources [Attachment M].   This bill modifies the state's
renewable energy standard (RES) to require that all investor-owned utilities
(IOUs), cooperative electric associations (CEAs), and municipally-owned
utilities (MOUs) generate 100 percent of their electricity from eligible
renewable resources by 2035.  The bill also removes recycled energy
sources from the types of energy eligible for meeting the RES.

03:34:49 PM  
Senator Donovan distributed Amendment L.004
[Attachment M].
03:35:24 PM  
Carol Sidofsky, representing herself, spoke
in support of the bill if amended to address her concerns.  She also
expressed concern about noise associated with wind power generation and
related wind turbine syndrome that some persons have experienced.  She
distributed a document that highlighted some of her concerns with the bill
[Attachment N] and a letter to Representative Salazar that further discussed
her concerns with wind power generation facilities [Attachment O].

03:40:17 PM  
Michael Watkins representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.
03:43:42 PM  
Megan Rast, Colorado Sierra Club, spoke
in support of the bill and identified Colorado municipalities that have
adopted resolutions in support of obtaining 100 percent of their electricity
from renewable energy sources by 2035.  She also responded to questions
from the committee about the cost of implementing the bill.
03:49:10 PM  
Sandy Toland, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill and expressed concerning about the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
03:50:49 PM  
Jeri Shepard, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.
03:53:12 PM  
Phil Doe, Environmental Director for Be
the Change, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from
the committee about changes to California's renewable energy requirements.
 He also expressed concern about oil and gas pipelines and responded
to questions from the committee about the need for renewable energy mandates.
03:57:58 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.
03:58:44 PM  
Barbara Mills-Bria, President of Be the
Change, spoke in support of the bill.
04:02:08 PM  
Wes Wilson, Science Advisor for Be the
Change, spoke in support of the bill.
04:04:35 PM  
Dan Hodges, Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities, spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the effect of the bill on the ability of municipal utilities to obtain their power from federal hydroelectric generation.
04:10:14 PM  
Jacob Forman, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.
04:14:35 PM  
Anita Lynch, representing herself, spoke
in support of the bill.  She also responded to questions from the
committee about the evidence for human caused climate change.
04:16:42 PM  
Tracee Bentley, Executive Director, Colorado Petroleum Council, spoke in opposition to the bill. She also responded to questions from the committee about jobs related to the oil and gas industry in Colorado and consumption of water related to oil and gas development. She also discussed tax revenue generated from oil and gas development.
04:28:15 PM  
The chair closed testimony on the bill. Senator Jones closed his remarks on the bill.


04:32:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:32:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:31 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to allow municipal utilities to acquire power from federal hydropower facilities. Not offered
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


04:35:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:36:28 PM  
Committee discussion followed on the bill, as amended.


04:39:30 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-064, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jones
Seconded
Cooke No
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble No
Scott No
Baumgardner No
Sonnenberg No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:39:44 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-064 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Fenberg No
Fields No
Garcia No
Jones No
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS