May 24, 2012
DENVER—Today, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1315 into law. The measure, sponsored by state Rep. Jon Becker, will reorganize the Governor’s Energy Office to create a balanced energy portfolio for Colorado’s energy future.
“This new law will make the Governor’s Energy Office a more effective and efficient office for promoting responsible energy development across Colorado,” Becker, R-Fort Morgan, said.
The new law changes the name of the Governor’s Energy Office to the Colorado Energy Office. It prescribes the office’s role as promoting traditional and renewable energy, spurring economic development and job creation, increasing energy security, protecting the environment, creating a balanced energy portfolio for Colorado’s energy future and lowering the cost of energy for Colorado families and business owners.
Becker’s measure will help support energy projects that currently benefit Colorado, as well as projects that hold potential benefits in the future. HB 1315 also discards current strategies that are failing taxpayers and consumers.
“Energy demands, changes in technology and resource developments change the dynamics of energy policy,” Becker concluded. “Reorganizing the Governor’s Energy Office to reflect these changes helps ensure we are pursuing sensible and comprehensive solutions for Colorado’s energy economy.”
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