Denver (AP) He promised a “new energy economy.''
Now this week, Governor Ritter will sign a half-dozen measures encouraging Coloradans to make more renewable energy and consume less fuel.
The Democrat signed a bill that rewards utilities for promoting energy conservation through incentives. Similar proposals were vetoed twice by his Republican predecessor, Bill Owens.
Ritter today plans to sign measures to promote recycling and biofuels development, encourage construction of transmission lines from solar and wind farms, and provide tax credits for renewable energy.
Ritter made renewable energy a key part of his election campaign last year.