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Last DSIRE Review: 11/27/2012
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Public Benefits Fund
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Unspecified Technologies
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Technologies not specified
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Types:Renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation
Total Fund:$1.8 million for 2010
Charge:Maximum tax rates for electricity customers:
Residential: $0.0049/kWh
Commercial: $0.0009/kWh
Industrial: $0.0003/kWh
Web Site: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=...
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Ballot Issue 202 (Climate Action Plan Tax)
11/7/2006
Authority 2:
Date Effective:
Expiration Date:
Boulder Revised Code 3-12
4/1/2007
3/31/2018
Summary:

In November 2006, citizens of Boulder, Colorado, voted to approve Ballot Issue No. 202, authorizing the city council to levy and collect an excise tax from residential, commercial and industrial electricity customers for the purpose of funding a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan outlines programs to increase energy efficiency, increase renewable energy use, reduce emissions from motor vehicles, and take other steps toward the goal of meeting the Kyoto Protocol.

Beginning April 1, 2007, and expiring March 31, 2013, the initial tax rate was set at $0.0022/kWh for residential customers, $0.0004/kWh for commercial customers, and $0.0002/kWh for industrial customers. The city council was given the authority to increase the tax after the first year up to a maximum permitted tax rates of $0.0049/kWh for residential customers; $0.0009/kWh for commercial customers; and $0.0003/kWh for industrial customers. In July 2009 the city council voted to increase the tax up to those caps. Voluntary purchases of utility-provided wind power are exempt from the tax.

Boulder citizens voted in favor of the Climate Action Plan Tax again in 2012, extending the expiration of the tax to March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.


 
Contact:
  Kara Mertz
City of Boulder
Local Environmental Action Division
1300 Canyon Blvd.
P.O. Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306
Phone: (303) 441-4900
E-Mail: mertzk@bouldercolorado.gov
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