Video ATI Lawsuit Against Colorado RES Mandate Part 1
The American Tradition Institute released the first in a three part video series explaining its lawsuit the state of Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard.
ATI believes the RES violates the commerce clause because the mandate legal, safer, less costly, less polluting and more reliable in-state and out-of-state generators of electricity.
ATI research has shown that Colorado’s RES will result in the state’s electricity consumers paying $1.371 billion in 2015 – within a range of $841 million and $2.122 billion – due to the RPS. Over the period of 2011 to 2020, the state RPS will cost $11.778 billion, within a range of $6.412 billion and $18.520 billion. Colorado’s electricity prices will increase in 2015 by an average of 3.75 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), or by 40 percent, within a range of 1.23 cents per kWh, or by 13 percent, and 5.97 cents per kWh, or by 64 percent.
Despite having a similar mandate renewable energy generation in Maryland has decreased over the last decade.
Full Disclosure: I am an ATI Research Fellow