100

CLIMATE CABINET SCORE

Democrat

PARTY

Adrienne Benavidez

CO

HD 32

Adrienne Benavidez, who represents Colorado State House District 32, has a Climate Cabinet Score of 100. Here are some of this legislator’s most important climate votes from the past few years:

Adrienne Benavidez voted pro-climate in the 2019 Regular Session on HB1260. HB1260 updates the minimum energy code for the construction of new buildings, increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions from wasted energy.

Adrienne Benavidez voted pro-climate in the 2019 Regular Session on HB1261. HB1261 establishes goals to reduce Colorado's carbon emissions, setting targets of 26% reduction by 2025, 50% by 2030, and 90% by 2050 relative to 2005 levels, which aims to boost the state's clean energy economy.

Adrienne Benavidez voted pro-climate in the 2019 Regular Session on SB236. SB236 directs Colorado utilities to generate more carbon-free electricity and consider the “social cost” of carbon when planning future energy projects, boosting the state's clean energy transition and ensuring the cost of climate change is considered in decisions.

Adrienne Benavidez voted pro-climate in the 2019 Regular Session on SB181. SB181 updates the regulation of oil and gas development and operations in Colorado, giving more authority to local governments to protect public health, safety, and the environment.

Adrienne Benavidez voted pro-climate in the 2019 Regular Session on SB077. SB77 allows Colorado ultilities to own and operate electric vehicle charging stations, thus expanding EV infrastructure and increasing accessibility of EVs to citizens throughout the state.

The most recent votes included in these scores are from 2019. If you want to dig into our sources for climate bills in the CO legislature, we'd highly recommend visiting the following websites: Conservation Colorado (http://scorecard.conservationco.org/past-scorecards/)

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