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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

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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News Release | Environment Colorado

New Online Factsheet Details Recent Extreme Weather in Colorado

Environment Colorado today released a new online factsheet that shows the extent of recent extreme temperatures, wildfires and heavy downpours in Colorado.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Chimney Rock Designated a National Monument

President Obama applauded for declaring Chimney Rock in Southwest Colorado a National Monument under the Antiquities Act.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Report: The Costs of Fracking

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking” has spread rapidly, leaving a trail of contaminated water, polluted air, and marred landscapes in its wake. In fact, a growing body of data indicates that fracking is an environmental and public health disaster in the making.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking: Environment Colorado Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Denver, CO: Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a report today documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling. As documented in The Cost of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.

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