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.
A new report released today at the Federal Center by two nonprofit groups concluded that FasTracks would have a much larger impact on traffic than previously estimated when changes in regional land use patterns associated with transit oriented development (TOD) are factored in.
"The Fiscal Cost of Sprawl: How Sprawl Contributes to Local Governments' Budget Woes," a report released today by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, found that the high cost of providing and maintaining infrastructure for sprawling development hurts taxpayers and contributes to the fiscal crises facing many Colorado local governments.