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FCSG Statement on Proposed Building Performance Standards Policy

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has reviewed the Agenda Item Summary for the City’s proposed Building Performance Standards (BPS) policy.  We believe that a BPS program, which sets enforceable “Energy Use Intensity” (EUI) targets…

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Large Methane User Fee Proposal

Background, Details, and Requested Action Overview Community for Sustainable Energy (CforSE) and the Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) are partnering to advocate for the City of Fort Collins to adopt a methane fee structure that…

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FCSG Statement on Interim Climate Budget Offers for 2024 (Part 2)

Statement posted on April 29th, 2024 The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has reviewed excerpts of the work session summary memorandum for April 9th of this year, in which staff provides a “Greenhouse Gas Emissions…

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FCSG Statement on Interim Climate Budget Offers for 2024 (Part 1)

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has reviewed City staff’s proposed appropriation of the 2024 sales tax, and has discussed the climate offers with the City’s Climate Team.  We do not believe that the interim…

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Open Letter to Fort Collins PRPA Board Members on All-Dispatchable Resources RFP

Dear Mayor Arndt and Acting Executive Utility Director Marr – The FCSG was very pleased to learn that the Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) issued an “all-dispatchable resources request for proposals (RFP)” on February 22nd…

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Open Letter to Fort Collins City Council on All Source RFP for Firm, Dispatchable Power

Dear Mayor Arndt and Councilmembers Gutowksy, Pignataro, Canonico, Peel, Ohlson, and Francis – It recently came to our attention that Kendall Minor sent you a memo in mid-December responding to our campaign to encourage the…

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Open Letter to Fort Collins PRPA Board Members on New Gas Plant

Dear Mayor Arndt and Utilities Director Minor – The FCSG and Northern Colorado Partners for Clean Energy (NCP4CE) continue to believe that the PRPA should complete its Integrated Resource Planning process before making any decisions…

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FCSG Statement on PRPA’s Proposed New Fracked Gas/Methane Plant

This statement was extracted from comments made by Kevin Cross to the PRPA Board on September 28th, 2023. On September 28th, the Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) board considered a draft “dispatchable generation technology” resolution…

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Fort Collins’ proposed tax increase is inadequate to meet its climate and transit goals

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on September 17th, 2023 The Fort Collins City Council recently decided to ask voters to approve a 0.5% sales and use tax increase this November to partially address an…

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FCSG Statement on Increasing the City’s Sales Tax to Support Our Climate Future and Other Programs

Statement posted on August 13, 2023 The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has reviewed Resolution 2023-074 submitting a ballot issue question to increase the City’s sales and use tax to support the Our Climate Future,…

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