News Release | Environment Colorado

Boulder Colorado Announces Historic Commitment To 100% Clean Energy For City Electricity

DENVER - Boulder Colorado Mayor Suzanne Jones today announced that the city would commit to being powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Boulder now represents the 17th city in the United States committed to be powered by clean, renewable energy like wind and solar, and is the second city in Colorado to make a 100% clean energy commitment along with Aspen.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: State #10 nationwide for solar power, but it’s under increasing attack

Denver, CO– With roughly 543 MW of Solar Electric Capacity and 26 watts/capita installed in 2015, Colorado has more solar power capacity per capita than all but 9 other states nationwide. But the Colorful State’s solar stature is under increasing attack by Xcel Energy and other utilities.  

News Release | Environment Colorado

House Votes for Climate Action

“Not surprisingly, the biggest global warming polluters are trying to stop the Clean Power Plan dead in its tracks. We applaud our legislators who sided with our children and future generations today, instead of the big polluters.” -- Kim Stevens, Director of Environment Colorado.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report quantifies fracking’s widespread environmental toll

DENVER, CO –Fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of global warming methane pollution in a single year, with Colorado as the 4th largest emitter, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Briefing: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply 100% of our energy

Denver, CO — Wind, solar, and other renewable sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s energy mix, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, a coalition of experts said today.

“A 100 percent clean energy future isn’t only technically possible and imperative for slowing climate change,” said Kim Stevens, director of Environment Colorado, who spoke this morning on a renewable energy briefing. “It will also ensure a more resilient electric grid and more stable economy.”

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