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Tell Xcel to retire Colorado coal by 2030!

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Join Sierra Club and the Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate as we call on Xcel to retire Colorado’s coal plants. With clean and affordable renewable energy at our fingertips, there is no need for Colorado communities to continue enduring the air and climate pollution that comes with dirty coal. Add your name to show Xcel that Coloradans want coal out by 2030!

What do we want Xcel Energy to commit to?
  1. A schedule for closing all remaining coal plants in Colorado by 2030, and for closing all fossil gas plants by 2035 or earlier.
  2. A commitment to 80% renewable electricity in Colorado by 2030, with an aspirational goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
  3. A commitment to complete a study by the end of 2018 on how to achieve 100% renewable electricity in Colorado by 2030.
By signing this quick petition you’ll not only add your voice to help ensure Colorado moves toward a clean energy future, you’ll also be joining a growing movement for climate justice in the U.S. Thank you for joining us in fighting for a better future.
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Xcel, retire ALL Colorado coal plants by 2030!
Coloradans have long been expressing our interest in eliminating our reliance on coal due to its deadly effects. We are encouraged by Xcel’s proposed Colorado Energy Plan, which will explore the closure of two coal units, and which calls for increasing renewable electricity generation to 55% of the total energy mix by 2026. Decarbonization of the electric sector is an integral and achievable step in making the economy-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. We call for further reductions in the use of all fossil fuels, including fossil ("natural") gas. Fossil gas is primarily comprised of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas with significant documented leakage rates from fracking wells and infrastructure that makes fossil gas as bad as or worse than coal for the climate. We can make this transition in time to protect human health, the environment of our beautiful state, our communities, and economic viability for our children and grandchildren. As a broad coalition of citizens, faith groups, and community organizations, we request the following from Xcel by the end of this year: 1) A schedule for closing all remaining coal plants in Colorado by 2030, and for closing all fossil gas plants by 2035 or earlier. 2) A commitment to 80% renewable electricity in Colorado by 2030, with an aspirational goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030. 3) A commitment to complete a study by the end of 2018 on how to achieve 100% renewable electricity in Colorado by 2030. Sincerely, [citizens, faith groups, and community organizations listed below]
This photo is a derivative of "Craig Station" by Jimmy Thomas, used under CC licensed by SA 2.0.