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

Target making inroads on solar power, but Environment Colorado “expects more”

Colorado Springs, CO - Target has pledged to put solar panels on a quarter of its stores, but the company could cut pollution dramatically and even save its customers money by putting panels on all of its nearly 2,000 rooftops in North America, advocacy group Environment Colorado said today.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Americans for Prosperity backing attacks on solar energy in Colorado, report says

DENVER, CO. - A national network of utility interest groups and fossil-fuel industry-funded think tanks is providing funding, model legislation, and political cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, and would-be solar power owners will pay the price, said a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh costs

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The Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center report, Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society, found that the value of solar energy, on average, was higher than the average local residential retail electricity rate. In other words: utilities were likely underpaying solar panel owners, not subsidizing them. 

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

New Report: Denver among nation’s solar leaders

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Denver, CO - Denver has more solar per capita than any other major city in the Rocky Mountain region, and ranks 7th nationally according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center. According to the report the solar stature of Denver is owed largely to policies that reduce the costs of going solar.

 “Denver  is a star when it comes to solar power,” said Kim Stevens, Campaign Director of Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center. “The fact is, solar is good for cities, and cities are good for solar.”