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Renewable Energy Development. April 21, 2012. Is Renewable Development Real?. Global investment in 2011 was $263 Billion (+6%) U.S. now leads the world ahead of China and Germany Solar increased globally by 44 percent, attracting $128 billion (2012 Report by Pew Charitable Trusts).

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Renewable Energy Development

April 21, 2012


Is Renewable Development Real?

  • Global investment in 2011 was $263 Billion (+6%)

  • U.S. now leads the world ahead of China and Germany

  • Solar increased globally by 44 percent, attracting $128 billion

  • (2012 Report by Pew Charitable Trusts)


Colorado’s Concentrated Solar Potential


Colorado’s Photovoltaic Solar Potential


Colorado’s Wind Potential


Colorado’s Binary Geothermal Potential


Renewable or Traditional Development?


Why is TU Interested in Renewable Energy

  • Clear path to mitigate climate change

  • Clearly the winner for fisheries

  • Long term developments with impacts

  • Loss of sportsmen access and value


Balancing ActThe Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2011


The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2011

  • Western Democrats and Republicans alike support S.1775 because it helps balance wind and solar energy development with conservation of fish, wildlife, and water resources


Facilitates competitive leasing

Implements royalty payment structure on wind and solar energy generation

Specifies distribution of royalty revenue

What S.1775 Does


25 percent to counties

25 percent to states

15 percent to agency processing

35 percent to the Renewable Energy Conservation Fund

Royalty Distribution


Hypothetical County Royalties (Wind)

150 MW Of Wind

306 MW of Wind


Hypothetical County Royalties (Solar)

300 MW of Solar

594 MW of Solar


NACO LETTER OF SUPPORT


Questions?

T.O. Smith, Trout Unlimited

(406) 461-9470

[email protected]


Bob MeulengrachtColorado SFRED Coordinator


S 1775

Colorado

Efforts


S 1775

Senator Udall is a Co-Sponsor

Senator Bennett is Supportive of Legislation


S 1775

  • Supporters

    • Clear Creek County Commissioners

    • Saguache County Commissioners


Target for Support

  • Other County Commissions

  • Once the House Bill is introduced

    • Representative Tipton

    • Representative Coffman

    • Representative Gardner


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