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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.

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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

Western Slope CO -  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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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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Progress Report: President Biden’s First 100 Days | Lisa Frank

Our new progress report finds that despite the need to rebuild many federal agencies and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden administration has already taken numerous steps to restore environmental protections.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

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