Here is a roundup of clean energy targets and vision statements adopted by local governments and entities in our region and by the state of Colorado. Note that some jurisdictions are in the process of updating their commitments.

State of Colorado:
  • 100% renewable energy by 2040
  • Section 1 of the Colorado Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution, HB 1261, states that Colorado shall have statewide goals to reduce 2025 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26%, 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50%, and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of the levels of statewide greenhouse gas emissions that existed in 2005
  • Achieve electricity savings of 2% of total electricity sales per year by 2020
Eagle County Climate Action Plan:
  • By 2050, the Eagle County community will reduce GHG emissions by a minimum of 80%
  • By 2025, the Eagle County community will reduce GHG emissions by 25% (Walking Mountains)
Pitkin County:
  • Reduce GHG emissions in Pitkin County from 2017 to 2020 if approved for funding on an annual basis by the Board of County Commissioners
Garfield Clean Energy Collaborative (GCE):
  • GCE’s 2017 goals include increasing per capita energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2030 over a 2015 baseline, and obtaining 35-50% of energy from renewable sources by 2030.
City of Aspen:
  • Reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020; 80% by 2050, below 2004 levels
  • Aspen began measuring its community-wide GHG emissions in 2004 and is committed to reducing them 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050
Town of Basalt:
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025; 80% by 2050 below 2014 levels
Town of Snowmass Village:
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020 over a 2009 baseline
Town of Carbondale:
  • 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, 100% by 2050
Colorado Mountain College system-wide goal:
  • Carbon neutral by 2050
  • 2020: 20% towards carbon neutrality
  • 2030: 45%
  • 2040: 75%
Holy Cross Energy:
  • 70% renewable energy by 2030
  • Reduce GHG emissions by 70% (compared to 2014 levels)
  • Accomplish these goals with no additional increase in the cost of power supply
Xcel Energy:
  • 55% renewable energy by 2026
  • 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030
  • Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
Aspen Municipal Electric Utility:
  • 100% renewable energy supplies