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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 Research and Policy Center

Clean Energy Policies Are Cutting Carbon Pollution in Colorado

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. That is comparable to the annual emissions from over 750,000 cars.

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Report | Environment Colorado and Snowriders International

Skating on Thin Ice

Every four years, the world’s finest winter athletes gather for the top competition on snow and ice. But even as we celebrate competition and athleticism, global warming is undermining the climate conditions that make the Winter Olympics possible. Nine of the hottest years ever recorded on Earth have happened since 2000. Winter average temperatures across the contiguous United States have warmed more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970. The primary cause of this warming is human use of fossil fuels and we need to act now to prevent the worst from happening.

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News Release | Environment Colorado and Snowriders International

Global Warming has Colorado Winter Sports and Winter Olympics Skating on Thin Ice

Environment Colorado was joined by Dr. Mark Williams, ‘Professor of Snow’ at CU Boulder, Jon Kahn, owner of Confluence Kayak & Ski, and Philip Huffeldt, Coordinator of Snowriders International to release this fact sheet outlining eight ways that global warming is affecting winter sports and the future of the Winter Olympic Games.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Protecting Public Lands

Colorado College has released their annual Conservation in the West Poll. The poll, which represents bipartisan surveys from over 2,400 people across Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, demonstrates the overwhelming bipartisan public support for preserving public lands for our children and future generations to explore.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

CO Public Utilities Commission Decision Keeps Rooftop Solar Shining

Today the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a motion from the Colorado Energy Office that will keep one of the state’s most successful solar programs in place for the near term and provide an opportunity for a diverse stakeholder discussion about the future of rooftop solar in Colorado. This decision follows strong public opposition to a plan from Xcel Energy to roll back the popular solar program, called net metering.

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