Colorado’s windy plains continue to be a cash crop, now for green collar jobs. Gov. Ritter’s leadership in building the New Energy Economy resulted in today’s announcement by Vestas that they are bringing more jobs to the state.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission questioned officials from Colorado’s second largest electricity provider Wednesday on their commitment to incorporating clean energy into the company’s resource plan and to realistically planning for the significant costs of climate protection.
Surrounded by hybrid and alternative fuel car owners staging a park-in, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released Beyond Oil: The Transportation Fuels That Can Help Reduce Global Warming, a report outlining policies that will wean the United States from oil to cleaner, more secure alternatives.
Last month, the Governor set a statewide goal for cutting global warming pollution 20 percent by 2020. Environment Colorado’s A Blueprint for Action: Meeting Colorado’s Goals for Reducing Global Warming Pollution describes sixteen policies that will achieve that goal and get us on a solid path to reaching the goal of an 80 percent reduction by 2050.
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