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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

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Promoting clean energy for Colorado

In 2008, our staff and members helped convince state leaders to pass legislation that incentivized the transition to renewable energy and helped and bring down the costs of efficiency upgrades for homes and businesses.

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Letter to President Obama from 90 Local Elected Officials, Recreational Businesses, Outdoors Groups

Environment Colorado and 90 groups released a letter to President Obama calling for lasting protections from drilling and pollution for parks like Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Slashing Colorado’s mercury pollution

Colorado’s power plants will slash their mercury emissions by 90% over the next decade, a move that will help keep more pregnant women and young children safe from mercury’s neurological effects. Our advocacy helped forge the agreement. 

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Colorado 9th in the Nation for Solar Jobs Last Year

Colorado has more than 3,600 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Colorado ranks 9th in the nation for solar jobs. 

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