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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year
Nationwide solar employment growing 10 times faster than rest of the economy

Colorado has more than 3,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for solar jobs. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Advocates Urge Colorado Regulators to Reject Xcel Energy’s Anti-Rooftop Solar Proposal

On July 30th, renewable energy advocates, businesses and environmental groups joined together to urge the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to reject a new proposal from Xcel Energy that would discourage rooftop solar growth in its territory. 

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Colorado Ranks 8th in the Nation in Solar Power

The Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center has released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks Colorado 8th in the nation per capita for solar installations. 

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

WHO PAYS THE COSTS OF FRACKING?

Raising new concerns on a little-examined dimension of the fracking debate, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center today released a report analyzing financial assurance requirements for oil and gas drilling operations in Colorado. As federal officials consider allowing fracking near Colorado’s national parks and right inside its national forests, Who Pays the Costs of Fracking? shows how federal (and state) bonding requirements are completely inadequate to cover the cost and range of damage from dirty drilling.  

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Leaders across Colorado endorse Colorado’s Million Solar Roofs Campaign

Leaders from government, business and non-profit sectors joined together Thursday to endorse Colorado’s Million Solar Roofs campaign and support the vision that Colorado can get 10 percent of its energy from solar by 2030 - up from less than 1 percent today.

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