Holy Cross Energy announced Wednesday it will nearly double its renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade.
Holy Cross has committed to providing 70 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2030. CEO Bryan Hannegan said this will result in a 70 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions connected to the power supply. Plus, the electric cooperative plans to do this without any cost increases.
New technologies in wind and solar energy and changes in the marketplace have made clean power affordable, and consumer demand is growing, too.
Hannegan said some of the renewable power will come from local sources, like solar projects that are currently in the permitting phases in Woody Creek and Gypsum.
“We also see a tremendous future and are committing to a significant amount of growth in solar on the rooftops of our homes and businesses in the area we support and serve,” he said.
Holy Cross also plans to increase the efficiency of its network.