This summer CforSE is teaming up with Colorado Sierra Club and Members for Tri-State Reform on an opportunity to bring lower rates and more clean, locally generated electricity to electric co-ops in Colorado.
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) can fight climate change and end the use of polluting, expensive coal power, but CEO Jeff Wadsworth needs to hear from you first!
Despite Colorado being a leader on many environmental issues, we still have a BIG coal problem. If we're going to stop the worst of the climate crisis, we need to act now.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission, which provides electricity to PVREA and much of rural Colorado, is refusing to move towards a low-cost, clean energy future. Instead, Tri-State remains set on forcing rural Colorado to pay for dirty, expensive coal power.
Thankfully, as one of the largest electric coops in Colorado, PVREA has some influence over Tri-State. We can tell the PVREA's CEO Jeff Wadsworth to demand an end to Tri-State's coal problem now! Send your message.
Your action against coal is bigger than just combating climate change -- you're also helping Coloradans save money on electricity bills! Tri-State's electric rates have increased nearly 56 percent in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, other utilities across Colorado are providing cheaper power with more renewable energy. In some cases, Tri-State's expensive rates have driven local businesses away from communities.
PVREA has already taken great steps forward with clean energy. Just a few weeks ago they committed to 80% carbon-free energy by 2030. But if Tri-State doesn't retire its carbon polluting coal plants, this goal won't be possible.
Send your message to PVREA's CEO now and ask him to hold Tri-State accountable. Your personal message could move him to do the right thing.
Soon we'll need to take action again to hold Tri-State accountable at the Public Utilities Commission. But first, we must continue to let PVREA know that customers expect them to take a stand against coal and expensive, unfair electric rates.