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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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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

849,610 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

The “Wasting Our Waterways” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Colorado and across the nation.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes First-Ever Limits on Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. Environment Colorado enthusiastically applauded the proposed limits, which once finalized will be the largest step the U.S. has taken to combat global warming.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Local Groups, Regional EPA Administrator and Small Businesses Come Together Around New Rule to Protect Colorado’s Rivers and Streams

Coming off the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, Environment Colorado stood with community leaders to celebrate the EPA’s newly proposed rule that will mean better protections for the S. Platte, the cherry creek and the rest of Colorado’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 68% of Colorado’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Moving America Forward

As temperatures warm up and the next season of wildfires draws near, Colorado is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. The report, Moving America Forward, showed that Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard saved 3.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in 2012.

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