Governor Polis signed a new executive order focused on Colorado’s commitment to reduce the impact of state operations on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by state vehicles by going electric.
The goals of the executive order aim at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across state government by at least 10% below 2014-2015 levels by 2023, and include the following efforts:
Reducing energy consumption per square foot by 15% by the end of 2023.
Increasing renewable energy consumption by state facilities to 5% by the end of 2023.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from state vehicles by 15% by the end of 2023.
Governor Polis says, “Our state government should lead by example in our efforts to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2040 and take bold climate action. We are committed to preserving the Colorado way of life, which is shy we are taking these important steps to provide services more efficiently and operate more sustainably and save taxpayer money. This is what the renewable energy future looks like: innovating, growing jobs, growing opportunity, reducing costs, and doing our part to reduce emissions.”
The executive order highlights Colorado currently, as the fifth-highest electric vehicle market share of any state, with a 50% growth rate per year.
According to data from a national consulting firm in 2017, Coloradans could see a net savings of $43 billion, if the state went to a large transition to electric vehicles by 2050.
To read the full executive order click here: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/.
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