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Energy Handbook (2020)

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The Legislative Council Staff's Energy Handbook is intended to serve as a reference guide to Colorado's energy sector.  The book is divided into five sections.  Section I covers the sources and uses of energy in Colorado.  Section II explains how severance taxes and federal mineral lease moneys are calculated and distributed.  Section III looks at energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.  Section IV provides an overview of the state departments involved in energy issues.  Section V highlights local governments' role in energy.  The handbook also includes two appendices.  Appendix A summarizes recent energy-related legislation considered by the Colorado General Assembly.  Appendix B provides a glossary of energy-related terms.

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