Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Levy's Energy Efficiency Bill Squeaks Through House

A bill by Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, that would require municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives to set aside a percentage of their revenues to encourage and promote energy conservation barely won final passage in the House Wednesday.

HB 1107 was approved on a 33-32 vote.

The "no" votes came from every Republican representative plus Democrats Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos of Antonito, Mary Hodge of Brighton, Cheri Jahn of Golden, Wes McKinley of Walsh, John Soper of Thornton and Debbie Stafford of Aurora.