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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Colorado’s big box store roofs can generate enough solar energy to power 162,100 homes

Solar on Superstores: Big Roofs, Big Potential for Renewable Energy calculates that the 1916 big box buildings in the state can offset 1,234,200 metric tons of global warming pollution by just putting solar panels on their roofs. That’s the equivalent of taking 268,414 cars off the road. The energy produced by these solar roofs is also enough to power 162,100 average homes.

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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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