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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

More Than 900,000 Americans Urge President Obama to Protect National Forests and National Parks from Fracking

Nearly a million Americans have joined together to call on President Obama to step in and protect our national parks and forests from fracking, as the public comment period for a Bureau of Land Management rule draws to a close on Friday.

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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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