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News Release | Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center

Clean Energy Policies Are Cutting Carbon Pollution in Colorado

As temperatures warm up and the next season of wildfires draws near, Colorado is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. The report, Moving America Forward, showed that Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard saved 3.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in 2012. That is comparable to the annual emissions from over 750,000 cars.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

30,000 Coloradans Petition Xcel Energy to Withdraw Anti-Solar Proposal

Nearly 300 concerned Coloradans converged in Denver to oppose a proposal from Xcel Energy to roll back one of the state’s most successful solar programs. The energetic crowd braved wintery temperatures to deliver nearly 30,000 petition signatures urging Xcel to withdraw its proposal and keep Colorado solar shining.

News Release | Environment Colorado

Manitou Springs Feeling the Heat of Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

A new Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center report finds that power plants are Colorado's single largest source of carbon pollution. The report comes three days before the Obama administration and the EPA are due to release new standards to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

1 out of 4 Coloradans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a new report about extreme weather events in Colorado and the extent to which local communities are impacted by these events. The report details the science linking extreme weather events to global warming, and the potential of these events becoming even more common and severe in the future.

News Release | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking: Environment Colorado Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Denver, CO: Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center released a report today documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling. As documented in The Cost of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.

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