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

[ The 2017 solar eclipse should remind us of solar energy’s progress and near limitless potential ]

For those of us on the Environment America clean energy team, the solar eclipse is a powerful reminder of the progress solar energy has made, and how much further we need to go. When the last solar eclipse occurred 38 years ago, solar panels were niche products, and electricity generated from the sun made up a negligible piece of our electrical grid.

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[ Over last decade, American solar energy generation increased 43-fold ]

Ten short years ago, solar panels were mere novelties. Today, they’re a dominant force in America’s energy landscape, and poised for even more growth in the years ahead. Coupled with huge advances in wind energy, battery storage, electric vehicles and energy efficiency, it’s getting clearer than ever that moving to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is as feasible at it is necessary.

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[ Renewables on the Rise ]

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

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[ House Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050 ]

Today, Representatives Jared Polis (CO), Jared Huffman (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Pramila Jayapal (WA) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean, renewable energy by 2050.

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[ 100 percent renewable energy: 100 percent possible, 100 percent happening. ]

Over the past couple of weeks, a much-needed conversation about moving to 100 percent renewable energy has exploded into the national spotlight. Unfortunately, the focus has largely been on personal disputes and deep-in-the-weeds debates among folks who basically agree instead of a productive conversation about how we can get there.

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[ Environment Colorado Recognizes Representative Jared Polis as an Environmental Champion ]

Boulder, CO — Today Environment Colorado held a rally to recognize Rep. Jared Polis as an environmental champion. Rep Polis scored a perfect 100% on our federal scorecard.

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[ Environment Colorado Launches $400,000 Outreach Effort to Defend our Environment ]

DENVER — Today Environment Colorado announced a $400,000 public education campaign across all seven Colorado Congressional districts to convince Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to stand up for a cleaner, healthier future, and oppose a return to a dirtier, more dangerous past.

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[ Bringing the message of 100 percent renewable energy to the people ]

As President Trump and his administration attempt to roll back decades of environmental progress, we know there’s no time to waste in moving affirmatively to reduce pollution and complete the shift to 100 percent renewable energy. This summer, we’ve got hundreds of folks working in 27 offices in 19 states across the country educating more than 1.5 million Americans about the promise and prospect of re-powering our country with clean energy.

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[ Today is the longest day of the year. Let’s capture that sunlight for clean energy. ]

Today in the Northern Hemisphere, we experience the longest day of the year, when the sun showers our half of the world with bright and powerful rays of light.

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[ Colorado ranks 19th so far this year in solar added ]

DENVER – A new analysis released today by SEIA/GTM Research shows Colorado ranks 19th for solar installations in the first quarter of 2017. Nationally, solar accounted for 30 percent of new energy capacity in that time.

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