It looks as though the Congress won't buy into Mark Udall's 20% or even 15% renewable energy mandate.
The Denver Post is up in arms about it, but we think that they are wrong. Just because Colorado might have an abundance of potential renewable energy sources doesn't mean that every state has them.
We wouldn't be all that happy if Congress passed a law that said that we had to get 15% of our fresh water from ocean desalinization. California, on the other hand, might be quite happy with such a law for obvious reasons.
We (including the Denver Post) need to respect other states and not try to make Colorado's energy shoe fit them if it won't fit.