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New report ranks Denver #10 in nation for solar power as state regulators examine how to value distributed solar
Solar-powered auto body shop joins Environment Colorado to call for more solar

Today, Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. The report ranks Denver 10th in the nation for installed solar as well as in solar capacity per capita. Environment Colorado was joined at Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center by Mary Beth Susman, President of the Denver City Council; Rebecca Cantwell, Senior Program Director with COSEIA, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association; and Steve Mancinelli, owner of 100% solar-powered auto body shop Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center, to discuss ways to keep Denver and the rest of Colorado at the forefront of solar energy development.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Environment Colorado Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Colorado, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of four candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

STATEMENT ON BLUE RIBBON OIL AND GAS TASK FORCE

As Governor Hickenlooper’s Blue Ribbon Oil and Gas Task Force convenes today for the first time, Kim Stevens, Campaign Director for Environment Colorado, issued the following statement...

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News Release | Environment Colorado

189,286 comments supporting climate action presented to EPA and Colorado Senators

Colorado environmental organizations presented 189,286 public comments from Coloradans supporting action on climate to the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet on Wednesday. These comments come from Colorado citizens, including public health officials, business owners, and local elected officials supporting the EPA’s proposed rules to limit  carbon pollution from power plants. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado’s Power Plants are Major Global Warming Polluters

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows Colorado’s power plants dumped as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire country of New Zealand in 2012. Environmental advocates, local elected officials and clean energy business leaders pointed to the data to support proposed limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

849,610 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

The “Wasting Our Waterways” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Colorado and across the nation.

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