News Release | Environment Colorado

Denver ranks fourth as EPA Unveils List of Cities with the Most Efficient Buildings

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual list of U.S. cities with the most Energy Star building, Denver ranked fourth.

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Ritter to Sign Historic Energy Bill, Environmental Leaders Applaud Bold Action

Colorado now a national model in building New Energy Economy, competitiveness in global clean energy market

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Cleaning-up uranium’s toxic legacy

Elected officials, business, and advocates back new uranium cleanup legislation in advance of committee hearing

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Bennet: Rural Energy Savings Program Enlists Colorado Electric Co-ops In Effort to Save Money and Create Jobs in Colorado’s Rural Communities

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, joined a bipartisan coalition of Senate and House Members as an original sponsor of legislation establishing a Rural Energy Savings Program to create jobs, save American families and businesses money on their electric bills, and reduce carbon pollution.

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Colorado Report Shines spotlight on Economic, Environmental Benefits of Solar

Today advocates at Vote Solar and Environment Colorado jointly released a new report, “Investing in the Sun,” that models the economic and environmental benefits of developing solar electricity on homes and businesses across Colorado.

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Investing in the Sun - Economic and Environmental Benefits of Developing 1,000 Megawatts of Distributed Generation Solar in Colorado

Colorado is quickly becoming a leader in the “New Energy Economy” as the state pursues one of the most ambitious clean energy requirements in the country-- a 30% renewable electricity standard by 2020. Even under current law, Colorado is already ahead of the curve, requiring 20% of the state’s electricity to come from renewable resources, with 0.8% of total electricity coming from solar energy. The specific solar standard requires that half of the solar brought online must come from “distributed generation” (DG) solar that is located on-site at customers' homes and businesses. While both large-scale central station and DG solar have an important role in the state’s clean energy future, as the industry has developed over the past few years it has become clear that DG solar brings a particular set of benefits to Colorado. DG solar supports local business growth and allows every Coloradan to directly contribute to the New Energy Economy by producing their own clean electricity. DG solar also helps utilities reduce costs of purchasing expensive peak power electricity and updating grid infrastructure-- all cost savings that ultimately benefit ratepayers.

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Colorado Report Shines spotlight on Economic, Environmental Benefits of Solar

Today advocates at Vote Solar and Environment Colorado jointly released a new report, “Investing in the Sun,” that models the economic and environmental benefits of developing solar electricity on homes and businesses across Colorado.  The analysis is released as the Colorado Senate is poised to consider HB10-1001, the centerpiece of this year's New Energy Economy agenda.  Sponsored by Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and Bruce Whitehead (D, Hesperus) in the Senate and Rep. Max Tyler (D-Golden) in the House, HB10-1001 requires investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to dramatically increase their percentage of electricity sales coming from local, distributed renewable energy projects, including solar.

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Renewable Energy Standard Shines On- HB10-1001 Groundbreaking 30% RES Passes First House Floor Vote

Legislation to expand and strengthen Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard (RES), the cornerstone to this year's New Energy Economy agenda, passed on 2nd reading today in the House on a party line vote. 

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