Power companies balk at renewable mandate for rural areas

Colorado rural cooperatives assailed a bill Friday that would more than double their renewable-energy mandate, claiming the legislation was crafted in secret without their input, would impose…


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Utility rates are already insanely high. We need something done to LOWER utility rates, not raise them.

This is the usual scare tactics employed by the rural utility companies Xcel is close to meeting their renewable energy standard way ahead of schedule.  Thanks to things such as the Solar Rewards program, decommissioning of coal fired power plants, and by adding capacity in wind.  When are we going to wise up and not let these fear mongering corporations and utility companies push us around and deceive us into thinking our rates are going to go sky high. 

They also used the same scare tactics with the sequester and as you can tell the government has yet to fall apart.

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