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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year
Nationwide solar employment growing 10 times faster than rest of the economy

Colorado has more than 3,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for solar jobs. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Manitou Springs Feeling the Heat of Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

A new Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center report finds that power plants are Colorado's single largest source of carbon pollution. The report comes three days before the Obama administration and the EPA are due to release new standards to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

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News Release | Environment Colorado

More Than 900,000 Americans Urge President Obama to Protect National Forests and National Parks from Fracking

Nearly a million Americans have joined together to call on President Obama to step in and protect our national parks and forests from fracking, as the public comment period for a Bureau of Land Management rule draws to a close on Friday.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Advocates Urge Colorado Regulators to Reject Xcel Energy’s Anti-Rooftop Solar Proposal

On July 30th, renewable energy advocates, businesses and environmental groups joined together to urge the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to reject a new proposal from Xcel Energy that would discourage rooftop solar growth in its territory. 

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

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