Energy Coalition Group
The mission of the Energy Coalition Group (ECG) is to enhance and support conservation and renewable energy efforts in the Pikes Peak Region.
Our projects have included building community support for Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to procure more wind power, urging the decommissioning of the Martin Drake Power Plant and calling for a halt to fracking. With the help of 350.org Colorado Springs and the Southeastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES), we hope to organize regular meetings and events.
Shut Down Drake #5
The Green Cities Coalition applauds the decision to close Martin Drake Power Plant Generator Unit 5. Rather than spend money to comply with EPA regulations for sulfur dioxide emissions reductions, or to convert the unit to natural gas, we should be moving toward investments in efficient and cleaner sources of energy for our community. Also important is that this generator Unit 5 suffered from a major fire in 2014, and was non-operational for an entire year. We support transitioning to safer energy generation resources that will not pose a risk to public safety, given the proximity of this plant to hundreds of thousands of people in its downtown location.
For more information about EWG meetings and initiatives, email HERE