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More Than 2 Million Comments Nationally and Almost 50,000 in Colorado Collected in Support of EPA Limits on Carbon Pollution and Climate Change

Colorado conservation groups supporting clean air safeguards announced they have collected almost 50,000 comments from Coloradans and a record two million nationwide in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard. The proposed rule, which seeks to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, received more public comments than any other in the agency’s history.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

EPA Proposes Life-Saving Soot Pollution Standards

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put forth updated air quality standards for deadly "soot" pollution.

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Driving the climate change message home

We’ve helped educate thousands of Coloradans about the threat global warming poses to our economy and public health, showing that one out of 11 Coloradans live in counties that have alredy experienced federal weather disasters between 2006 and 2011, and that global warming loads the dice for more extreme weather events.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center & Partners

A Success Story for Homes and Businesses in Colorado Serviced by Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy

House Bill 07-1037, passed by the legislature in 2007, directed the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish energy savings goals for investor-owned electric and gas utilities. The bill also directed the PUC to provide utilities with the opportunity to earn a profit from implementing cost-effective energy efficiency programs for their customers.

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News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center & Partners

Landmark Policy Reduced Energy Use by the Equivalent of 100,000 Homes Reduces Natural Gas, Water and Air Pollution Too

It’s been five years since the Colorado legislature passed a law, HB 07-1037, which directed the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to develop energy efficiency goals and incentives for the state’s investor-owned utilities including Xcel Energy Inc. and Black Hills Energy Corporation.  As a result, the electric utilities invested $166 million in efficiency programs for their business and residential customers.  In hindsight, was it worth it?

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