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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 Applauds Senator Udall's Leadership in the Fight for Colorado’s Open Space

With the deadline for a deal on a transportation-funding bill fast approaching, Senator Mark Udall urged his colleagues to support a critical conservation provision in the conferenced bill. Senator Udall has been a leading voice in the effort protect treasured places around the country by supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund—a program that was established nearly 50 years ago to provide resources for states to protect and expand parks, wildlife refuges and forests, without using a single tax-payer dollar.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

State Groups and Health Experts Applaud Today's Inhofe CRA Vote

Colorado groups expressed relief following the U.S. Senate’s vote on the Inhofe Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics standard.  They say today’s Congressional action would have killed the EPA’s clean air standard for curbing mercury and other toxic air pollutants, endangering Coloradans lives and health in the process.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put forth updated air quality standards for deadly "soot" pollution.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center & Partners

A Success Story for Homes and Businesses in Colorado Serviced by Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy

House Bill 07-1037, passed by the legislature in 2007, directed the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish energy savings goals for investor-owned electric and gas utilities. The bill also directed the PUC to provide utilities with the opportunity to earn a profit from implementing cost-effective energy efficiency programs for their customers.

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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?

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