News Release | Environment Colorado

States, executive branch cutting pollution even while Congress resists climate action

Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report: Action on Global Warming in Colorado Critical to the Future of the Outdoors and Outdoor Industry

Durango, CO –Colorado is poised to play a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, the state will cut an amount of global warming pollution equivalent to adding 4,800 wind turbines to its energy infrastructure, helping to mitigate global warming impacts like fire and drought on the outdoor recreation industry in the state. 

News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report: Solar energy benefits vastly outweigh costs

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The Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center report, Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society, found that the value of solar energy, on average, was higher than the average local residential retail electricity rate. In other words: utilities were likely underpaying solar panel owners, not subsidizing them. 

News Release | Environment Colorado

Obama administration joins CO leaders in Denver to discuss health-risks from global warming

DENVER – Hours after releasing new findings that unchecked global warming could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the U.S. due to poor air quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff joined Colorado’s U.S. Health and Human Services regional administrator, state leaders, and local health experts for a roundtable discussion at the University of Denver convened by Environment Colorado.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Video shows 10 voices for clean water that Senate committee just voted against

With a key Senate committee voting today to block restored protections for wetlands and streams, Environment Colorado announced a campaign to galvanize public support for the Clean Water Rule throughout the state.