What the bill does: Changes how the special fuel excise tax is administered on propane and butane in the state.
Some Democrats think that the recommendations from the governor’s oil and gas task force didn't go far enough.
Participating homeowners get as much as $2,500 in improvements, paid by fees from homes and businesses bigger than 5,000 square feet.
What the bill does: Taxpayers who claim an investment tax credit for renewable energy would be able to get an 80 percent refund of their credit.
Local governments that impose fracking restrictions would be required pay mineral owners if the regulations reduce their property values by at least 60 percent.
Many residents said the large power line poles would ruin their views and that the line itself could hurt their health.
Utility companies are currently required to provide 20 to 30 percent of their power from renewable sources. This bill would reduce that requirement to 15 percent for most utilities.
Sen. Bennett and eight other Democrats voted to close debate on the bill, bringing the bill closer to a final Senate vote.
The 30-year-old RMI, based in Pitkin County, and Branson’s group, Carbon War Room, both focus on combating climate change through market forces.
A $2.8 million project will convert methane gas released at Grand Junction's wastewater treatment plant and convert it to compressed natural gas.