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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 Research & Policy Center

WHO PAYS THE COSTS OF FRACKING?

Raising new concerns on a little-examined dimension of the fracking debate, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center today released a report analyzing financial assurance requirements for oil and gas drilling operations in Colorado. As federal officials consider allowing fracking near Colorado’s national parks and right inside its national forests, Who Pays the Costs of Fracking? shows how federal (and state) bonding requirements are completely inadequate to cover the cost and range of damage from dirty drilling.  

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Leaders across Colorado endorse Colorado’s Million Solar Roofs Campaign

Leaders from government, business and non-profit sectors joined together Thursday to endorse Colorado’s Million Solar Roofs campaign and support the vision that Colorado can get 10 percent of its energy from solar by 2030 - up from less than 1 percent today.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Rural Colorado Businesses Hail the Passage of Senate Bill 252

Opportunities for rural economic development and less pollution will spread across Colorado with the adoption of Senate Bill 252, according to renewable energy businesses located in rural electric cooperative territories.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

1 out of 4 Coloradans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a new report about extreme weather events in Colorado and the extent to which local communities are impacted by these events. The report details the science linking extreme weather events to global warming, and the potential of these events becoming even more common and severe in the future.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Boulder Creek, Global Warming Solutions, Mercury Pollution Limits Withstand Assault in U.S. Senate

Colorado senators both voted right on budget amendments related to protecting parks and securing strong carbon pollution standards, yet Senator Bennet cast a disappointing vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Udall voted against the measure, which would further destabilize our climate and endanger our health and environment in Colorado.

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