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President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

The main federal incentives for wind power -– the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) -– expired on December 31, 2012, but as of January 2 will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Coloradan and American wind power. Click here to read more

Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

America's Dirtiest Power Plants

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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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