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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusJuly 28, 20173min276
Colorado has seen a 730 percent increase in wind power production and a 10,000 percent increase in solar electricity since 2007, according to a new study. The report, “Renewables on the Rise: A Decade of Progress Toward a Clean Energy Future,” was released by the Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center, which has long advocated […]

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Peter MarcusApril 27, 20175min274
Republican state Sen. Ray Scott has proposed sweeping changes to energy policy and statutes in Colorado with only days left in the legislative session. The 57-page bill from Scott, Senate Bill 301, addresses everything from increasing registration fees for electric vehicles, to a restructuring of the Colorado Energy Office. “The Energy Office’s original focus on […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightNovember 29, 20164min340

Leading up to the election, discussions about our nation’s energy future seemed to play a lesser role than other topics, despite its direct impact on our lives and livelihoods. With the transition to a new administration, it is more important than ever to demonstrate real world examples. As one of the nearly 5,000 Coloradans employed by the solar industry, I’d like to share the impact of energy policy on my life. I moved to Colorado from Chicago about six years ago, drawn by the ample access to open spaces and the state’s natural beauty. My family bought a home in the Denver area in 2012, and soon thereafter decided to install solar panels on our roof because we thought it made good economic sense. We wanted to produce our own electricity, and the costs were low enough that it seemed like a no-brainer.