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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Colorado is a leader in renewable energy, with investments in wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, small hydroelectric, and other renewable energy resources increasing over the last decade. In 2004, Colorado passed the first voter-led Renewable Energy Standard (RES) in the nation, requiring electricity providers to obtain a minimum percentage of their power from renewable energy sources. Investor-owned electric utilities must provide 30 percent, and electric cooperatives 20 percent, of their generation from renewable energy resources by 2020. Driven by regulatory demands and a shifting energy profile, major regional utilities are seeking new opportunities to grow their renewable energy portfolios.

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