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H_ENE_2021A 04/08/2021 02:29:43 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/08/2021
Attendance
Bernett X
Froelich X
Hanks X
Jackson E
Sirota X
Soper X
Titone X
Van Beber X
Weissman X
Will X
Woog X
Hooton X
Valdez A. X
Time 02:29:43 PM to 04:48:08 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Valdez A.
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1238 Committee Discussion Only

02:29:50 PM
The committee came to order.



HB21-1238 - Committee Discussion Only


02:30:35 PM  
Representative Bernett,
prime bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1238 to the committee.  The
bill updates the methods used to determine cost-effectiveness and other
requirements of demand-side management programs implemented by gas utilities.
 Representative Bernett distributed a handout (Attachment A).
02:51:18 PM  
Dr. Howard Geller,
representing SWEEP, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Jared Carbone,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Keith Hay,
representing Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
 Mr. Hay responded to questions from the committee.
03:03:59 PM  
Mr. Philip Hayes,
representing United Assocaition of Plumbers and Pipefitters + IBEW Local
111, testified to amend the bill.  Mr. Michael Harrington, representing
Black Hills Energy, testified to amend the bill.  Ted Leighty, representing
Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Harrington responded to questions from the committee.
03:17:21 PM  
George McGuirk, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Rob Leivo, representing Atmos Energy Corporation, testified to amend the bill. Mr. McGuirk and Mr. Leivo responded to questions from the committee.
03:38:11 PM  
Ron Bennett, representing
350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Mike Kruger,
representing Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), testified
in support of the bill.
03:44:18 PM  
Ms. Leslie Glustrom, representing Clean Energy Action, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:37 PM  
Mr. Andrew Bennett, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bennett responded to questions from the committee.
03:54:07 PM  
Professor KK DuVivier,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  
03:57:09 PM  
Dr. Ramesh Bhatt, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:59:18 PM  
Ms. Jan Rose, representing Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rose responded to questions from the committee.
04:02:50 PM  
Dr. Robert Bardwell,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  
04:09:34 PM  
Mr. Laurent Meillon,
representing Capitol Solar Energy, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:40 PM  
Mr. Conor May, representing Clean Energy Action, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:35 PM  
Sam Shriver, representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:29 PM  
Mr. Michael Ruddock,
representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.
04:24:48 PM  
Dr. Jessica Miller, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:15 PM  
Dr.  Sheela
Mahnke, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:37 PM  
Nate Gruendemann, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:48 PM  
Ms. Gwen Farnsworth, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
04:35:32 PM  
Dr. Charles Kutscher, representing Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), testified in support of the bill.
04:38:04 PM  
Ms. Giselle Herzfeld,
representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:52 PM  
Ms. Barbara Donachy, representing PSR Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:23 PM  
Patricia Rothwell, representing EEBC - Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:50 PM  
Mr. George Twigg, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action (CC4CA), testified in support of the bill.
04:46:24 PM  
Representative Valdez
laid the bill over for action-only at a later time.


04:48:08 PM   The committee adjourned.






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