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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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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

America has more than doubled its use of wind power since the beginning of 2008 and we are starting to reap the environmental rewards. Wind energy now displaces about 68 million metric tons of global warming pollution each year—as much as is produced by 13 million cars. And wind energy now saves more than enough water nationwide to meet the needs of a city the size of Boston.

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A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Vote for Colorado's Environment

Environment Colorado announced its endorsements for the 2012 election season, shining a spotlight on key pro-environment candidates for the White House, Congress and the state legislature.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental and Public Health Benefits for Colorado

Wind energy in Colorado each year saves a billion gallons of water while avoiding emissions of air pollutants equivalent to that produced by half a million cars, according to a report released today by Environment Colorado. Between 2000 and 2011, production of electricity from wind energy in Colorado grew from zero to 4.7 million megawatt-hours (MWh), and is now producing nearly 10 percent of the state’s electricity.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Cool Breeze: Less Pollution and More Water Savings from Wind Energy in Colorado

Fossil fuel-fired power plants are major sources of air pollution in Colorado. This air pollution harms our health and contributes to global warming. Fossil fuel power plants also consume significant amounts of the state’s precious water supplies. Wind energy, in contrast, has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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