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Can Colo.’s next governor deliver 100% renewable energy?

Author: Brandon Rittiman, 9News - June 18, 2018 - Updated: June 18, 2018

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Turbines blow in the wind at an Xcel Energy wind farm located on the border of Colorado and Wyoming south of Cheyenne. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Two of the Democratic candidates for governor are campaigning on a promise to make Colorado a state that runs on “100 percent renewable energy.”

At least, that’s the version that fits on a bumper sticker.

Turns out, there’s a lot of fine print to go with that promise.

Democratic frontrunner Jared Polis and his fellow Democrat Mike Johnston are both campaigning on the idea.

In a recent 9News gathering with voters, both candidates got questions about this. To some voters, the idea sounded a little grandiose.

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Brandon Rittiman, 9News