Colorado Executive Order 2017-015: Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition

On July 11, 2017, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Executive Order 2017-015 to support Colorado’s transition to clean energy. Recognizing that clean air is one of Colorado’s essential resources, the executive order establishes goals related to increasing energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reductions in the state, calling for appropriate agencies to work with “any interested electric utilities or cooperatives." Although primarily focused on climate mitigation efforts, the executive order is noteworthy for adaptation because it calls for state agencies to partner with municipalities to more closely collaborate and further local resiliency. Specifically, it requires the state to collaborate and partner with municipalities regarding local climate-related goals and resiliency.

The 2018 Colorado Climate Plan incorporates the climate mitigation and adaptation related goals outlined in the executive order and highlights opportunities for their implementation. It also includes updates on the progress that occurred since the 2014 version of the plan was published.


Publication Date: July 11, 2017

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  • State of Colorado

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