2021 Conservation Scorecard

Climate & Clean Energy: Bills Tracked

HB 1266 | Environmental Justice Disproportionate Impacted Community

Description: Defines "disproportionately impacted community" and requires the AQCC to promote outreach to and engage with disproportionately impacted communities. It also creates the environmental justice action task force within the CDPHE.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

SB 246 | Electric Utility Promote Beneficial Electrification

Description: Directs the PUC to establish energy savings targets and approve plans under which investor-owned electric utilities will promote the use of energy-efficient electric equipment in place of less efficient fossil-fuel-based systems.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

SB 264 | Adopt Programs Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Utilities

Description: Directs gas utilities to create clean heat plans to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with providing fuel to homes and businesses.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

HB 1286 | Energy Performance For Buildings

Description: Requires owners of large commercial buildings to track and report their energy use over time and comply with performance standards that will require inefficient buildings to cut energy waste and reduce pollution.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

HB 1290 | Additional Funding For Just Transition

Description: Transfers $8 million to the just transition cash fund and $7 million to a newly created coal transition worker assistance program account in the fund. The just transition office is required to expend at least 70% of the money transferred to the fund to implement the final just transition plan for Colorado and to provide supplemental funding for existing state programs that the office identifies as the most effective vehicles for targeted investment in coal transition communities.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

SB 110 | Fund Safe Revitalization Of Main Streets

Description: The bill transfers $30 million from the general fund to the state highway fund to provide additional funding for the department of transportation's revitalizing main streets and safer main streets programs.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

HB 1162 | Management Of Plastic Products

Description: Prohibits stores and retail food establishments, on and after September 1, 2022, from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers ; except that a retail food establishment that is a restaurant and not a store or convenience store may provide single-use plastic carryout bags.

Pro-Environment Vote: Yes

Status: Became Law

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