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Environment Colorado Launches $400,000 Outreach Effort to Defend our Environment

DENVER -- Today Environment Colorado announced a $400,000 public education campaign across all seven Colorado Congressional districts to convince Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to stand up for a cleaner, healthier future, and oppose a return to a dirtier, more dangerous past.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado ranks 19th so far this year in solar added

DENVER - A new analysis released today by SEIA/GTM Research shows Colorado ranks 19th for solar installations in the first quarter of 2017. Nationally, solar accounted for 30 percent of new energy capacity in that time.

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Statement on President Trump's Decision to Exit Paris Agreement

DENVER – Today, President Trump abandoned the United States’ commitment to reducing pollution under the Paris Climate Agreement. This action increases the risks we all face from global warming – including dirtier air, threats to our health, increasingly extreme weather, and loss of coastal regions to flooding.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado launches campaign to block attacks on solar power

Denver, CO – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing pollution-free energy resource.  Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a new report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. 

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Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

America’s solar progress is largely the result of bold, forward-thinking public policies that have created a strong solar industry while putting solar energy within the financial reach of millions more Americans.

Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

We Have the Power

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.”