News Release | Environment Colorado

New report: Colorado among national leaders in wind energy growth, solar power growth, energy efficiency progress and electric vehicle adoption

Colorado has seen a 728% increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun since 2011, a 145%  increase in wind power production since 2011, and as of 2020 generates enough wind and solar power to meet 26.5% of its electricity demand.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives passes historic climate investments

WASHINGTON -- Following a summer of extreme heat and drought, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of investment to reduce global warming pollution, clear the air we breathe, clean up toxic sites and protect our lands, waters and wildlife. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Build Back Better Framework is great news for clean energy

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden released a framework of the Build Back Better Act Thursday after weeks of intense internal negotiations. The act, which will move through Congress via the budget reconciliation process, would make historic investments in clean energy, including 10 years of tax credits that could lower the costs of rooftop solar by 30% and bring down the cost of an electric vehicle by up to $12,500.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Trouble in the Air: Grand Junction, Durango, Glenwood Springs and Gunnison County experienced 55-64 days of polluted air in 2020

The Grand Junction area, home to 155,603 people, suffered through 64 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, Durango had 62 days, Glenwood Springs and Gunnison County had 55 days each, according to a new report from Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, CoPIRG Foundation, and Frontier Group. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts.

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