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Colorado and the Social Cost of Carbon

Positive Future #424 (Feature photo – Jared Polis. Governor of Colorado – Public Domain)

In agriculture, the cost of shouldering extreme weather events almost always exceeds the re-imbursements that come from crop insurance or federal disaster monies. In modern times, farming is one of those things that carries the cost of carbon in the atmosphere that contributes to weather, flooding and drought extremes.

Recently, Energy Central news portal brings the story of the state of Colorado and political efforts to require new power generation projects to disclose not only the value of the good they do, but the social costs of any carbon –related footprint. The article reveals that the Governor of Colorado – Jared Polis – wants Colorado to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. You can read the full story here:

https://www.energycentral.com/c/pip/colorado-considers-adding-social-cost-carbon-resource-planning-decisions

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