CO Gov Polis’ Statement on New U.S. Commitment to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 

DENVER – April 22, 2021 – Governor Jared Polis issued a statement on President Biden’s new commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50-52% by 2030:

“We welcome President Biden’s commitment for the United States to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030. This target meets the moral imperative of acting boldly to confront the climate crisis and reduce pollution, and recognizes the unprecedented economic opportunity that comes with transitioning to a clean energy economy. Colorado adopted similar climate goals in 2019, and over the past two years we’ve advanced one of the boldest and most comprehensive climate agendas in the nation. I ran on achieving 100% renewable energy by 2040, and we’ve since secured utility commitments ensuring that over 99% of the state’s electricity is on a path to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2030. Through collaboration with cities, counties, the private sector, other states and the federal government, we can continue to reduce pollution, create good-paying jobs and stimulate lasting economic growth, advance equity and a just transition, and protect our health and well-being.”

The commitment by the Biden Administration is consistent with Colorado’s statutory goals of reducing GHG emissions at least 50% by 2030. 

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.