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[1THING] Blog: Archive for the ‘Environment Colorado’ Category

[ Environment Colorado is knocking on doors statewide to take on the waste that’s killing our wildlife ]

Environment Colorado is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer across all seven congressional districts to help educate Coloradans about the plastic waste that is killing our wildlife.


[ States to EPA: Uphold the Clean Car Standards! ]

Today 17 states and Washington, D.C., representing 40 percent of the U.S. population, filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its “arbitrary and capricious” decision to rollback the clean car standards, the best federal program to fight global warming.


[ These ‘Shining Cities’ will get you inspired about a sunny future ]

Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.


[ Denver the No. Nine Solar City in New Report ]

DENVER – The City and County of Denver ranks ninth for solar energy in a new report, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun.


[ Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America ]

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.


[ Wrong Direction on Clean Cars — EPA Receives Citizen Citation ]

Today, rightfully-concerned Americans descended upon the Environmental Protection Agency to give EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a ticket — for heading in the wrong direction on federal clean car standards.


[ The Benefits of the Clean Car Standards ]

The clean car standards are national regulations and incentives for the auto industry designed to reduce pollution from the transportation sector. Since passed in 2012, the standards have saved consumers money, reduced pollution, and spurred innovation.


[ Troubled Waters 2018 ]

Over a 21-month period from January 2016 to September 2017, major industrial facilities released pollution that exceeded the levels allowed under their Clean Water Act permits more than 8,100 times. Often, these polluters faced no fines or penalties.


[ Coloradans featured in project highlighting “Voices for 100% Renewable Energy” ]

Today, Environment Colorado announced seven Colorado residents as leading voices for clean energy.


[ Plugging In ]

The adoption of large numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) offers many benefits for cities, including cleaner air and the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles are far cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower emissions of the pollutants that contribute to smog and particulate matter.