Colorado governor signs renewable energy bills
DENVER, Colorado ” Gov. Bill Ritter signed three bills Friday to promote renewable energy.
One bill creates a loan program to help schools pay for renewable energy projects and electric or hybrid buses so they can save money on utilities and fuel.
Another provides a state sales tax exemption for solar thermal parts.
Ritter says that program is expected to create hundreds of manufacturing and installation jobs over the next five years.
A third new law will help farmers and ranchers use renewable energy.
an opportunity to develop land at the edge of town, within eyesight of Interstate 70, has town officials excited about the potential for a long-lasting revenue infusion.