Wind and solar companies visit Colorado State Capitol to support clean energy economic growth

Top executives from leading U.S. wind, solar and clean tech companies will visit the State Capitol tomorrow to meet with top state policymakers to discuss how Colorado’s continued renewable energy leadership can help grow well-paying jobs and economic investment in the Centennial State

President’s Budget Proposal to Call for Permanent Reauthorization, Full Funding for LWCF

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed the Administration's announcement that its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget proposal will include full funding and permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation (LWCF) program. The budget allocates LWCF funding to several projects across Colorado.

Buck Votes to Improve Energy Security

Congressman Ken Buck voted today for the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. This important legislation impacts energy accessibility and production in the United States, rolling back government regulation so that America can modernize its energy infrastructure and strengthen its energy security. The bill lifts the crude oil export ban, reforms the permitting process for energy projects, and improves the approval process for energy exports.

Ken Buck Votes for Approval of Executive Overreach Task Force

Today, in the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Ken Buck voted for the authorization of an executive overreach task force. The taskforce, of which he’ll be a member, will spend six months investigating ways in which the President has exceeded his constitutional scope

Bennet, Portman Introduce Amendment to Help Finance Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced an amendment to help power plants and industrial facilities finance the purchase and installation of carbon capture and storage equipment. The carbon that is captured can be used for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) or stored undergroun

Citizen scientists, community groups awarded grants to study impacts of oil and gas development

Five community-led projects from across Colorado will explore air and water quality and sustainable energy development with support from the latest round of grants from the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network based at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Bennet Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Help Homeowners Reap Benefits of Energy-Efficient Homes

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a bipartisan amendment with Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) based on their bill to establish more practical mortgage lending processes, encourage investments in energy-efficient homebuilding, and create tens of thousands of construction jobs. The amendment is based on the bipartisan Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act that they've previously introduced

Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives Announce Five Rural Low-Income Community Solar Demonstration Projects

The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives announce five community solar projects designed to demonstrate the viability of community solar models that serve low-income households. Delta Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel Power Association and Yampa Valley Electric Association have volunteered to build low-income projects totaling 579 kW

THD At-Home Services, subsidiary of The Home Depot, to pay $37,065 penalty for lead-based...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $37,065 settlement with Atlanta, Georgia-based THD At-Home Services following a June 2015 compliance inspection that revealed alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule at a project site in Arvada, Colorado.

An interstate for renewable energy

The United States could slash greenhouse gas emissions from power production by up to 78 percent below 1990 levels within 15 years while meeting increased demand, according to a new study by NOAA and University of Colorado Boulder researchers

Bennet Congratulates New Director of Rocky Mountain Regional Patent Office

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Molly Kocialski on her swearing in as the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office in Denver. Kocialski will lead the office with a focus on engaging the intellectual property communities in Colorado and eight other states

Tipton Votes to Vacate Controversial Waters of U.S. Rule

Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued the following statement following passage of a resolution of disapproval in the House, today, to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule (S.J. Res 22). Tipton has been one of the most vocal defenders of Western water since being elected to Congress, carrying the widely supported Water Rights Protection Act (H.R. 1830) which would uphold state water law and priority-based systems.

Tipton Statement on USFS Ski Area Water Rights Directive

Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) issued this statement in response to the U.S. Forest Service’s publication of the final directive for the Ski Area Water Clause in the federal record

Reservoir evaporation a big challenge for water managers in West

Water managers in Colorado and the West scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water supplies caused by large populations far from water resources, climate change and drought need to focus more effort on conserving water, including addressing reservoir evaporation, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers

Bennet Secures Extensions of Wind PTC, Solar ITC

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured extensions for the wind production tax credit (PTC) and the solar investment tax credit (ITC) in a bill Congress is considering to fund the government and extend several tax-related provisions. The long-term extensions finally give certainty to renewable energy manufacturers and producers in Colorado and around the country.

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Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new guidelines for families to install renewable energy and water conservation projects in their homes.

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Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

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