Colorado Climate Advocates Push Lawmakers To Prioritize All-Elect

Colorado Patch
Chase Woodruff

One of the most effective ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated by Colorado's 2.2 million households isn't some far-off piece of future technology — it's one that's installed in about a quarter of homes in the state already.

"I'm confident that any new house in Colorado can be built all-electric," Mike Henchen, a principal with energy think tank Rocky Mountain Institute, told reporters this week. "People will be comfortable, costs will be in line with or saving money compared to natural gas, and definitely compared to propane, if you're in a rural area."