City of Boulder - Climate Action Plan Fund (Colorado)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Boulder - Climate Action Plan Fund|
|Incentive Type||Public Benefits Fund|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Unspecified technologies, Technologies not specified|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Charge|| Maximum tax rates for electricity customers:|
|Total Fund||Projected to be 1.6 million for 2010|
|Types||Renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-11-15|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-11-27|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
In November 2006, citizens of Boulder, Colorado, voted to approve Ballot Issue No. 202, authorizing the city council to levy and collect an excise tax from residential, commercial and industrial electricity customers for the purpose of funding a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan outlines programs to increase energy efficiency, increase renewable energy use, reduce emissions from motor vehicles, and take other steps toward the goal of meeting the Kyoto Protocol.
Beginning April 1, 2007, and expiring March 31, 2013, the initial tax rate was set at $0.0022/kWh for residential customers, $0.0004/kWh for commercial customers, and $0.0002/kWh for industrial customers. The city council was given the authority to increase the tax after the first year up to a maximum permitted tax rates of $0.0049/kWh for residential customers; $0.0009/kWh for commercial customers; and $0.0003/kWh for industrial customers. In July 2009 the city council voted to increase the tax up to those caps. Voluntary purchases of utility-provided wind power are exempt from the tax.
Boulder citizens voted in favor of the Climate Action Plan Tax again in 2012, extending the expiration of the tax to March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.
|Contact Name||Kara Mertz|
|Department||City of Boulder|
|Division||Local Environmental Action Division|
|Address||1300 Canyon Blvd.|
|Address 2||P.O. Box 791|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Ballot Issue 202 (Climate Action Plan Tax)|
|Authority 2:||Boulder Revised Code 3-12|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.