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and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2011, natural gas and electric rates remained
Natural gas pipeline safety legislation was promistable and demand fell. Domestic production and
nent in 2011, with catastrophic events occurring
increased supply of fossil fuels, along with the
in California and Pennsylvania. Additionally, new
increased demand for renewable resources conserregulations by the EPA went into effect, requirvation, had a balancing effect on the markets.
ing the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by
Energy conservation continues to be a familiar
natural gas distribution companies.
theme in legislation in 2011. Increased activity has
The utilities industry continues the work began in
been seen at the consumer level with the advent
2009, increasing renewable portfolios with addiof alternative methods of customer participation
tional solar and wind generating facilities. Natural
in renewable resources. Utilities have continued 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook gas power generation continues to play a role in
the renewable portfolio, with peaking facilities and
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