Chapter Directors:

Theron Makley
Kevin Morse
Whitney Painter
Michael Rucker
Joel Serface

ABOUT

Since in 2007, the Rocky Mountains chapter has advocated for smart clean energy policies in Colorado, including extensions to the nation’s first voter-approved Renewable Portfolio Standard (originally passed in 2004), more recently, in 2017 HB-1227 to extend Xcel Energy’s electrical Demand-Side Management program, in 2018 SB-009 to allow electric utility customers install energy storage equipment, and in 2019, SB-077, an electric vehicle infrastructure bill, one example of the many bills the Rockies chapter supported during the legislative session.

The Rockies chapter recently expanded its reach to Nevada, supporting renewable energy and clean transportation initiatives.

OUR ISSUES

  • Advance Electric and Multi-modal Transportation
  • Improve Energy Efficiency, including Building Electrification
  • Support Economy-Wide Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets
  • Expand Renewable Energy and in Colorado ensure all utilities are on the path to 100% clean energy standard by 2040

OUR WORK

  • In September 2019, E2 released Clean Jobs Colorado, a report that details the growth of jobs in fields such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean vehicles across the Centennial State
  • In April 2019, E2 released Clean Jobs Nevada, showing the state was #1 in the nation for clean jobs growth – 32.4%
  • E2 works with broad coalitions in Colorado and Nevada to increase our power and voice.

RECENT SUCCESSES

  • In partnership with a broad coalition in Colorado, E2 advocated for the new Zero Emission Vehicle program adopted August 2019, that adds to the Low Emission Vehicle program adopted November 2018.
  • In Nevada, E2 supported SB-358, which doubles the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030 and require 100% carbon-free emissions by 2050, and passed with 100% bi-partisan support in the legislature.
  • In 2019, E2 worked to pass four new laws in Colorado that encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.

GET INVOLVED

If you are interested in learning more about advancing our clean energy goals in Colorado and Nevada, please reach out to Mountain West Advocate Susan Nedell at snedell@e2.org.  You can start receiving updates about supporting E2’s policy efforts in your area – including attending upcoming events, participating in advocacy campaigns, receiving our email newsletters, and more!