The Colorado state legislature unanimously approved a bill to make public EV charging stations and natural-gas pumps easier to install. Businesses like grocery stores and garages can sell power and fuel for vehicles without being legally regulated by the Public Utilities Commission as "sellers of electricity or natural gas." The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA), a chapter of the Advanced Energy Economy, was instrumental in the passage of the legislation. The Denver Post quotes Christine Shapard, Executive Director of CCIA:
"It fosters economic development by taking away unnecessary red tape and uncertainty when a retail business installs an electric vehicle charging station or natural-gas fueling pump," Shapard said in a statement.