News Release | Environment Colorado

Report: State #10 nationwide for solar power, but it’s under increasing attack

Denver, CO– With roughly 543 MW of Solar Electric Capacity and 26 watts/capita installed in 2015, Colorado has more solar power capacity per capita than all but 9 other states nationwide. But the Colorful State’s solar stature is under increasing attack by Xcel Energy and other utilities.  

News Release | Environment Colorado

House Votes for Climate Action

“Not surprisingly, the biggest global warming polluters are trying to stop the Clean Power Plan dead in its tracks. We applaud our legislators who sided with our children and future generations today, instead of the big polluters.” -- Kim Stevens, Director of Environment Colorado.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report quantifies fracking’s widespread environmental toll

DENVER, CO –Fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of global warming methane pollution in a single year, with Colorado as the 4th largest emitter, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Briefing: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply 100% of our energy

Denver, CO — Wind, solar, and other renewable sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s energy mix, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, a coalition of experts said today.

“A 100 percent clean energy future isn’t only technically possible and imperative for slowing climate change,” said Kim Stevens, director of Environment Colorado, who spoke this morning on a renewable energy briefing. “It will also ensure a more resilient electric grid and more stable economy.”

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Interactive map shows local impacts of climate change

Every Colorado citizen lives in a county affected recently by weather-related disasters, such as wildfires according to an interactive, online map released today that crunches data from the federal government.  In addition to the impacts climate change has had on Colorado’s forests and wildlife, scientists say it is also exacerbating some extreme weather events across the state.

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