How Colorado’s electric vehicle laws changed this session

Colorado Sun, May 2019, Tamara@ColoradoSun.com Rivian, the buzzy automaker promising an electric pick-up truck by late 2020, had state lawmakers’ attention during the legislative session — if only for a few minutes. In those moments during a House committee hearing last month, a representative from the Michigan company shared that Colorado has a special place in the company’s future. “In …

Polisometer from the Colorado Sun – in 2016 Colorado utilities generated just over 20% of electricity from renewable sources, mainly wind. Jared Polis set a goal for 100×40

Evaluation of new Gov. Jared Polis’ progress on campaign promises, by the Colorado Sun, April 17 2019 The Promise: Reach 100% renewable energy by 2040 Progress: In Progress The Quote: “We can reach 100% renewable energy by 2040 or sooner.” The Context: When Polis talks about 100% renewable energy, he is referring to the state’s electric grid. As of 2016, the last year …

US people of color still more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people: exposure significantly influenced by race, far more than by income, age or education (even more so in Colorado)

 The smoggy, downtown Los Angeles skyline on 14 December 2011. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images See original article by Oliver Milman in The Guardian, 14 September 2017  People of color are still far more likely to suffer from harmful air pollution than white people across the US and this disparity has barely improved in recent years, despite overall improvements in …