SB18-003 - Colorado Energy Office

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the Colorado energy office.

Section 1 of the bill repeals the wind for schools grant program.

Section 2 repeals the renewable energy and energy efficiency for schools loan program.

Section 3 removes the Colorado energy office's (office) involvement with the forest service and the air quality control commission to support the increased use of woody biomass in bio-heating.

Section 4 removes the office's involvement in grants with the Colorado energy research institute for the development of a central resource for building trade professionals.


Section 5 :


  • Specifies nuclear and hydroelectric power as a cleaner energy source that the office should promote;
  • Adds energy storage systems as items that the office should promote;
  • Adds propane as a traditional energy source that the office should promote;
  • Amends the office's requirement to develop and encourage increased utilization of energy curricula, and expands the collaborative groups to include the energy industry and executive departments; and
  • Repeals certain programs for which the office is responsible.

Section 6 renames the clean and renewable energy fund as the energy fund and adds the authority to spend the money in the fund for educating the general public on energy issues and opportunities.

Section 7 removes the requirement that the funds used in the innovative energy fund for grants or loans shall be limited to innovative energy efficiency projects and policy development.

Section 8 repeals the office's authority to submit a proposal for credentialing photovoltaic installers.

Section 9 repeals the green building incentive pilot program.

Section 10 repeals the 'Colorado Clean Energy Finance Program Act'.

Section 11 removes the office's responsibility to maintain a list of solar installers and instead requires the list to be maintained by the Colorado solar energy industries association, or a successor organization, and removes the requirement for the office to offer training on solar installations.

Section 12 removes an obsolete section of law pertaining to a computer system for tracking the movement of gasoline or special fuel in the state.

Section 13 removes the office as the administrator of the Colorado carbon fund special license plate.

Section 14 makes conforming amendments.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 1, 2018
06/01/2018 - Governor Signed
05/03/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/02/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/01/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/19/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/18/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/27/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy
02/22/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/21/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/20/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/16/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/14/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/18/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy