“After working on this issue for more than three years, it’s gratifying to see PRPA make this huge step forward to transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future,” said SRL Board Chair Abby Driscoll.
“In 2017, SRL started a campaign to move Longmont to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. In 2018, the City Council voted to support this goal. It is very exciting to hear that PRPA is now moving closer to this goal by closing Rawhide. Longmont’s future and the health of future generations are at stake. We must continue to transition away from fossil fuels to protect our air, our health and our environment,” said SRL Board Member Karen Dike.
“PRPA’s announcement that they will retire the Rawhide coal plant by 2030 honors the will of their stakeholders to move toward 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. It’s encouraging to see our regional utility moving in this direction - I’m hopeful that PRPA will continue to push for forward-thinking and innovative solutions to achieve our goal,” - said SRL Board Member Luc Nadeau.