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s_sa_2016a_2016-05-05t10:09:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/05/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1441



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


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10:09 AM -- HB16-1441



Senator Jones presented House Bill 16-1441 to the committee. This bill requires the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to consider the following costs of greenhouse gas emissions when considering a utility's proposal for electric resource planning:



• the likelihood of new environmental regulations concerning greenhouse gas emissions; and

• the present and future costs associated with the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane based on the cost of carbon.



The PUC shall determine the costs annually based on a review of the most appropriate national and regional markets for carbon dioxide emissions (carbon) for Colorado. Electric resource plans submitted to the PUC by regulated utilities must account for the cost of greenhouse gas emissions based on this determination.



10:13 AM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association and the Associated Governments of Northern Colorado, testified against the bill.



10:15 AM --
Becky Long, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





10:16 AM



Senator Jones wrapped up his presentation to the committee.





10:19 AM



The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.




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