Letter to City Council on Building Performance Standards

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group is appreciative of the City of Fort Collins’ Building Energy and Water Scoring Program (benchmarking), in which owners of commercial buildings greater than 5,000 square feet have been measuring and reporting their…

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FCSG Statement on 2020 Community GHG Inventory Report

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) has reviewed the preliminary “2020 Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Report.”  We are very pleased to see that estimated GHG emissions in 2020 were 24% below 2005 levels, or…

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Thank-you Letter to Fort Collins City Council for Approving Revised Utility Income Qualified Assistance Program

The cost of utilities is a burden that falls heaviest on those that can least afford it, so any changes that make it a bit easier for these folks to get assistance is a welcome…

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FCSG Statement on its Support of the Larimer Alliance Position on Proposed O&G Regulations

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group would like to express our support for the Larimer Alliance (LA) in their comments about the proposed oil and gas regulations for Larimer County. The LA’s statement can be viewed…

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FCSG Statement on Platte River Power Authority Board Appointments

Updated on May 22, 2021 Resolution 2021-060 includes, among other items, the appointment of the City Manager to the Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) Board along with Councilmember Julie Pignataro.  The Fort Collins Sustainability Group…

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FCSG Statement on Our Climate Future Plan

Updated on March 21, 2021 Note: This post updates our statement on the Our Climate Future Plan Draft published on February 8th of this year.  The original statement appears below the update, and includes important…

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FCSG Statement on the Fort Collins 2019 Community Carbon Inventory

Posted on January 29, 2021 With the release of the City’s 2019 Community Carbon Inventory on January 27, 2021 (about a year late, understandably due to the lag in the reporting of critical data by…

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Coloradoan Can Do Better on Reporting Climate Crisis’ Link to Wildfires

Published in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on January 1, 2021 Most, if not all of the Coloradoan’s articles on Colorado’s record-setting 2020 wildfire season earlier this year failed to mention the relationship between wildfire and…

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FCSG Statement on Proposed 2021 City Budget and Follow-up Letter

The FCSG sent the statement below to City Council on October 7th.  Council ended up not cutting the Air Quality or Climate Action Program budgets, and we sent the follow-up letter to council on November…

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FCSG Statement on the Importance of Including Broadcom F-gas Emissions in the City’s Single GHG Inventory

The Fort Collins Sustainability Group (FCSG) insists that Broadcom’s massive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions be included in the City’s GHG inventory. Those emissions – consisting mainly of fluorinated gases (F-gases) accounted for fully 8% of…

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