Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., has signed into law three energy bills. H.B.1312 creates the Renewables for Schools loan program to help schools afford renewable energy projects and electric or hybrid buses.
H.B.1126 targets job creation in the solar thermal sector. This legislation will create hundreds of green-collar jobs by offering incentives to lower the cost of manufacturing and installing solar hot-water heaters, according to the governor's office.
S.B.124 is designed to help farmers and ranchers participate in the New Energy Economy by extending the Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy Program, which develops energy-related projects that help farmers and ranchers use renewable energy.
SOURCE: Office Of Governor Bill Ritter