Ceres welcomes new roadmap from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to help state achieve ambitious climate goals

Alli Gold Roberts, senior director, state policy, at Ceres, welcomed the release of the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap 2.0. Gov. Jared Polis rolled out the updated plan, which lays out an all-of-government approach to meet the state’s climate goals.  

“Colorado’s updated Pollution Reduction Roadmap capitalizes on the nationwide boom in clean energy investment and will help the state maximize the opportunities of historic federal climate investments. We support the state in continuing to build on this roadmap to deliver on the state’s climate promises with strong, bold policy that curbs emissions across sectors with additional federal and private investments that reduce pollution, lower energy costs, and create jobs,” said Alli Gold Roberts, Senior Director, State Policy, Ceres.

Colorado released its first Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap in January 2021, setting the state on a path to meet the its new target to reduce statewide greenhouse gas pollution. Colorado has acheived more than 90% of the action it identified in the report. The updated roadmap lays out a new set of actions the Polis administration will prioritize to improve air quality and reduce climate pollution. The full press release from the Polis administration can be read here. 

To ensure the state stays on track to meets its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, Ceres will work with investors and companies in its networks and beyond to advocate for state policymakers to advance legislation to:  

  • Modernize energy permiting and siting to ensure Colorado is able to meet its goal of 100% clean energy by 2040;  
  • Improve the development of the electric distribution grid to meet increasing electricity and interconnection demands; and  
  • Update Colorado’s Clean Energy Plan framework to require electric utilities develop plans that demonstrate how they will supply carbon free electricity by 2040.  

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