A bill that would increase the renewable-energy goal for Colorado's rural power cooperatives is due for a third vote in the state House of Representatives on May 6. The bill's original version, which cleared the state Senate, would require certain rural co-ops to get 25% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020, but the House last week cut the target to 20% by 2020 on second reading. The measure would also allow the co-ops to charge more than the current 1% of a customer's bill to cover the cost of meeting the standard.

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