Wind power: A Coloradan success story

Colorado already generates enough energy from wind turbines to power 500,000 homes, growing nearly 40 percent in 2011 alone, and supporting thousands of jobs in our state. But the continued success of wind power is at risk — both in Colorado and acros the nation — if Congress does not act now.

At stake: Our clean energy future.

This year, critical federal tax credits for renewable energy are set to expire. If Congress does not renew them, the wind industry will likely lose at least 1,400 Colorado jobs, and we will lose hard-won momentum on clean energy.

With powerful polluting interests like the coal and oil industry lobbying against these incentives, Congress needs to stand up for wind power and the future of clean energy in Colorado and the rest of America.

Inspiring support

The biggest polluters have powerful influence in Washington, D.C., and they have worked to build opposition and political stalemate on clean energy advancement, putting our progress at risk. But even though polluters have loud voices and deep pockets, there is no denying that wind power has been a success in Colorado and nationwide — creating pollution-free energy, a cleaner and healthier future, and much-needed green jobs.

Because of that success, clean energy incentives have gained bipartisan political and public support that we can mobilize to convince Congress to act now. So Environment Colorado is bringing citizens together to give our decision-makers the support they need to make sure clean energy tax credits are extended before the end of the year.

Together we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to create a clean energy future for all Americans. Call on our legislators to defend wind power today.

Clean Energy updates

News Release | Environment Colorado

STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR RITTER’S DECISION NOT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION

Gov. Ritter came into office with a bold promise-- to build a New Energy Economy for Colorado. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New DOE report finds Colorado poised for green ‘Industries of the Future’ as Senate takes up clean energy bill

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report that finds that Colorado has the industrial and human capital base, the natural resource potential, and ongoing policy framework to capitalize on federal efforts to repower America with a clean energy economy. 

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Report | Environment Colorado

Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence

Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s oil consumption and nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

House takes historic vote on global warming

The following is a statement by Pam Kiely, legislative director for Environment Colorado regarding the historic passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

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Environment Colorado Calls for More Clean Energy, No Drilling in Senate Energy Bill

The legislation being voted on today by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, does little or nothing to spur renewable energy in this country. The proposal risks sensitive coastal ecosystems to pollution and spills from off-shore drilling, while worsening global warming by opening the door to high-carbon fuels such as liquid coal, tar sands and oil shale, according to Environment Colorado.   

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