News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center & Partners

Landmark Policy Reduced Energy Use by the Equivalent of 100,000 Homes Reduces Natural Gas, Water and Air Pollution Too

It’s been five years since the Colorado legislature passed a law, HB 07-1037, which directed the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to develop energy efficiency goals and incentives for the state’s investor-owned utilities including Xcel Energy Inc. and Black Hills Energy Corporation.  As a result, the electric utilities invested $166 million in efficiency programs for their business and residential customers.  In hindsight, was it worth it?

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

New Obama Clean Cars Standards would Slash Pollution and Pain at the Pump

As Coloradans get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

News Release | Environment Colorado

State Legislature Protects Colorado’s Clean Energy Leadership

Environmentalists, clean energy businesses and their allies in the legislature are pleased by the 2012 legislative session, as a slew of bills designed to promote dirty energy were soundly defeated. One of the most controversial anti-environmental bills, which died in the final hours of the session, took aim at the state’s landmark goal of generating 30% of the state’s energy from renewable sources by 2020.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Sens. Udall and Bennet Introduce Bill for Wind Power and Thank Environment Colorado

Colorado’s U.S. Senators Udall and Bennet joined a bipartisan group of five other senators in introducing the American Energy and Job Promotion Act, S. 2201, which extends the wind energy production tax credit for two years.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Colorado Families $358 Annually

Colorado families could save $358 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Colorado. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Colorado’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 39 percent.

Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, including in the buildings where we live and work every day. More than 40 percent of our energy — and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world — goes toward powering America’s buildings.

News Release | Environment Colorado

11 of every 100 Coloradans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environmental Colorado report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado Comments on the State of the Union

Last night, President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to Congress.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado State Senate Passes Increase to Renewable Energy Standard, Legislation Aims to Repower Colorado’s Economy

HB10-1001 passed 3rd reading in the Colorado State Senate today on a vote of 21-13. Sponsored by Senators Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and Bruce Whitehead (D-Hesperus), House Bill 1001 calls for an increase in the state's Renewable Energy Standard from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020.

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