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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colorado Report Shines spotlight on Economic, Environmental Benefits of Solar

Today advocates at Vote Solar and Environment Colorado jointly released a new report, “Investing in the Sun,” that models the economic and environmental benefits of developing solar electricity on homes and businesses across Colorado.  The analysis is released as the Colorado Senate is poised to consider HB10-1001, the centerpiece of this year's New Energy Economy agenda.  Sponsored by Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and Bruce Whitehead (D, Hesperus) in the Senate and Rep. Max Tyler (D-Golden) in the House, HB10-1001 requires investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to dramatically increase their percentage of electricity sales coming from local, distributed renewable energy projects, including solar.

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Report | Environment Colorado

Investing in the Sun - Economic and Environmental Benefits of Developing 1,000 Megawatts of Distributed Generation Solar in Colorado

Colorado is quickly becoming a leader in the “New Energy Economy” as the state pursues one of the most ambitious clean energy requirements in the country-- a 30% renewable electricity standard by 2020. Even under current law, Colorado is already ahead of the curve, requiring 20% of the state’s electricity to come from renewable resources, with 0.8% of total electricity coming from solar energy. The specific solar standard requires that half of the solar brought online must come from “distributed generation” (DG) solar that is located on-site at customers' homes and businesses.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Renewable Energy Standard Shines On- HB10-1001 Groundbreaking 30% RES Passes First House Floor Vote

Legislation to expand and strengthen Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard (RES), the cornerstone to this year's New Energy Economy agenda, passed on 2nd reading today in the House on a party line vote. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

House Committee Passes Increase to Renewable Energy Standard, Takes Necessary Step in Repowering Colorado’s Economy

HB10-1001, today passed out of the Colorado State House Transportation and Energy Committee on a vote of 6-5. Sponsored by Representative Max Tyler (D-Lakewood/Golden), House Bill 1001 calls for an increase in the state’s Renewable Energy Standard from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Gov. Ritter Announces Major Boost to Renewable Energy Standard

New Energy Economy legislation will require nearly one-third of electricity come from clean energy sources and will create thousands of good-paying jobs.

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