Wind power: A Coloradan success story

Colorado already generates enough energy from wind turbines to power 500,000 homes, growing nearly 40 percent in 2011 alone, and supporting thousands of jobs in our state. But the continued success of wind power is at risk — both in Colorado and acros the nation — if Congress does not act now.

At stake: Our clean energy future.

This year, critical federal tax credits for renewable energy are set to expire. If Congress does not renew them, the wind industry will likely lose at least 1,400 Colorado jobs, and we will lose hard-won momentum on clean energy.

With powerful polluting interests like the coal and oil industry lobbying against these incentives, Congress needs to stand up for wind power and the future of clean energy in Colorado and the rest of America.

Inspiring support

The biggest polluters have powerful influence in Washington, D.C., and they have worked to build opposition and political stalemate on clean energy advancement, putting our progress at risk. But even though polluters have loud voices and deep pockets, there is no denying that wind power has been a success in Colorado and nationwide — creating pollution-free energy, a cleaner and healthier future, and much-needed green jobs.

Because of that success, clean energy incentives have gained bipartisan political and public support that we can mobilize to convince Congress to act now. So Environment Colorado is bringing citizens together to give our decision-makers the support they need to make sure clean energy tax credits are extended before the end of the year.

Together we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to create a clean energy future for all Americans. Call on our legislators to defend wind power today.

Clean Energy updates

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Colorado State Senate Passes Increase to Renewable Energy Standard, Legislation Aims to Repower Colorado’s Economy

HB10-1001 passed 3rd reading in the Colorado State Senate today on a vote of 21-13. Sponsored by Senators Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass) and Bruce Whitehead (D-Hesperus), House Bill 1001 calls for an increase in the state's Renewable Energy Standard from 20 percent to 30 percent by 2020.

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Environment Colorado applauds appointment of TJ Deora to direct Governor’s Energy Office

The following statement is by Environment Colorado Program Director Pam Kiely regarding the appointment of TJ Deora, formerly of Horizon Wind, to direct the Governor’s Energy Office.

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U.S. Senate Bill Would Extend Clean Energy Provisions

After much debate and negotiations between the White House and Congressional Democrats and Republicans, the Senate tax bill passed today included a provision to extend critical clean energy tax incentives.

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Environment Colorado congratulates U.S. Senate win for environmental champ, Michael Bennet

Bucking national trends, Colorado voters choose clean energy candidate over Big Oil campaign dollars

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On eve of the elections, Environment Colorado announces endorsements in federal races

Bennet, Markey, Perlmutter, Polis, and DeGette are hailed as "Environmental Leaders" who have fought for clean energy jobs and a healthy and safe environment

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