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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Report: 20% percent solar in reach

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Solar power is growing so fast in Colorado that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center.

“We can get to 20% solar in Colorado by 2025 if we just keep our foot on the accelerator,” said Kim Stevens, Campaign Director of Environment Colorado. “That’s a small fraction of what’s possible, but it will make a big difference in the quality of our lives and the future of our planet.”

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Report | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Star Power

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Colorado could meet its energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy that strikes the state every day in the form of sunlight. With solar installation costs falling, the efficiency of solar cells rising, and the threats of air pollution and global warming ever-looming, solar power is becoming a more attractive and widespread source of energy every day.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

More than 800,000 Americans, hundreds of businesses support clean water

Over 11,000 Coloradans, Colorado farmers and businesses, join more than 800,000 Americans and 250 small businesses support restoring Clean Water Act protections to all of the nation's rivers and streams, Environment America said on a key deadline to submit comments.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows America’s power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the air any other country’s entire economy except China. Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center pointed to the report as evidence for why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in the international fight against global warming.

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New Report: Lighting the Way

The report "Lighting the Way" analyzes the strong solar growth seen across the nation, including an 18% increase in Colorado in 2013.  The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun. 

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