Press Release

Geothermal Energy Bill Passes in the Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 2022

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Joshua Bly

DENVER– Today, Senate Bill 22-118, Encouraging the use of Geothermal Energy Use, passed the Senate on third readings. The legislation, Sponsored by Senator Woodward (R – Loveland) and Senator Hinrichsen (D – Pueblo) will change the current statute to promote the use of affordable geothermal energy sources. 

Geothermal energy is a renewable source of energy used to heat water, warm buildings, and generate electricity without releasing any carbon emissions. 

“Amidst this energy crisis we find ourselves in, it’s a relief to see a bill like this progress,” Senator Woodward commented. “Part of our Commitment to Colorado seeks to make this state more affordable and preserve our environment. When this bill is passed, the adoption of clean and reliable geothermal energy will drive down the cost of energy for Coloradans with minimal impact on our environment.”

Senator Woodward has been leading the effort to expand clean, reliable, and more affordable sources of energy. Upon its enactment, Senate Bill 118 will apply the statutory provisions applicable to solar energy to geothermal energy sources.

Senate Bill 118 was unveiled earlier this year as part of the Republican Commitment to Colorado Legislative Package which seeks to make Colorado more affordable and conserve the environment. 

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