SOURCE: Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities

October 15, 2009 18:21 ET

Utility CEO Speaks Out on Climate Change Legislation

Colorado Springs Utilities Releases Webisode Series

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - Colorado Springs Utilities' CEO Jerry Forte supports legislation that protects the environment. However, he speaks clearly about the flaws of the American Clean Energy and Security Act bill in a clip,, recently posted on YouTube™.

"We're looking for a bill that doesn't put an un-do burden on our customers." He says the current legislation could cause customer bills to significantly increase at a time when a record number of customers are having trouble paying their bills due to a weak economy.

Springs Utilities believes reducing carbon dioxide emissions is best achieved through the continued advancement of renewable energy options combined with the development of radical new emissions reduction technologies for fossil-fueled power plants.

Leading by example, the four-service municipal utility has had clean hydroelectric generation in their portfolio for more than a century. They're also investing in break-through technology that can efficiently and economically control emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Forte encourages customers to get involved in protecting the environment by saving energy using an array of tools they've developed to assist customers. Explanations for many of the tools offered and other environmentally-friendly programs they've implemented are available on the Colorado Springs Utilities YouTube™ channel,

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