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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Colo. helps revamp the auto industry

Today, Governor Bill Ritter signed into law legislation creating tax incentives to put more low-emission vehicles out on the road.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Coalition tells Congress ‘don’t miss the boat’ on national clean energy economy

Kayakers took to the rapids at Confluence Park to join a coalition delivering a simple message to Congress— don’t miss the boat on passing landmark energy legislation that would fight global warming and protect Colorado’s water, wildlife and way of life. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Vice President Biden announces major green recovery initiative in Denver

Today, the Vice President announced a joint partnership between the Departments of Energy, Housing, Labor, and Agriculture to create a $500 million project to train workers for jobs in the clean energy economy. A press statement follows by Pam Kiely, legislative program director of Environment Colorado.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Sen. Udall builds stronger foundation for zero energy homes

Today, an amendment offered by Senator Mark Udall (D- CO) to authorize funding the Zero Energy Homes Program passed in committee.  The amendment authorizes $40 million to fund the program that is designed to promote technologies and strategies in the design and construction of net-zero energy buildings.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Representative DeGette Votes for Clean Energy Future

Environment Colorado applauds Representative DeGette for voting today to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) through the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

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