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Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center has found that the next major step we can take to significantly curb the amount of energy we use is right at our doorstep. Over 40 percent of our energy goes toward powering America’s buildings. According to our report, “Building Better,” we can cut that in half by 2050 if we take steps to require higher levels of energy efficiency from new buildings and ensure we are doing all we can to encourage retrofitting and weatherizing our existing ones.

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Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Global Warming and Extreme Weather

Patterns of extreme weather are changing in the United States, and climate science predicts that further changes are in store. Extreme weather events lead to billions of dollars in economic damage and loss of life each year. Scientists project that global warming could affect the frequency, timing, location and severity of many types of extreme weather events in the decades to come.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

New Report Data: Colorado Keeping Ahead of EPA on Mercury Pollution

A Colorado plan up for final approval in the state legislature will cut the state’s mercury emissions 10% according to data in the new Environment Colorado report Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury.  The state’s plan, to phase out several old coal-burning plants, is completed only months before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose a standard by March to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants nationwide.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Building Better: How High-Efficiency Buildings Will Save Money and Reduce Global Warming

America is the largest consumer of energy in the world, and the majority of this energy comes from dirty and dangerous sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power. Our continued reliance on these fuels contributes to global warming, undermines our energy independence, and costs American families and businesses more and more money every year.

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News Release | Environment Colorado

Denver ranks fourth as EPA Unveils List of Cities with the Most Efficient Buildings

Today the Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual list of U.S. cities with the most Energy Star building, Denver ranked fourth.

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