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ColoradoA renewable portfolio standard that calls for state utilities to derive 30% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020, coupled with a strong net-metering policy, has helped Colorado’s renewable energy industry take off in recent years. The state currently gets 14% of its electricity from non-hydro renewables, and 3% more from hydropower.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, August 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1B7evB3


And the state is undoubtedly a clean tech hotspot. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 20 minutes outside of Denver, had an economic impact of $814 million on Colorado’s economy in 2012 and has played an outsized role in the plummeting cost of renewables.2
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, December 2012
http://1.usa.gov/19DxTQE
Vestas alone employs over 2,000 Coloradoans at its 4 wind turbine manufacturing plants in-state.3
Source:
Denver Business Journal, March 2014
http://bit.ly/1FLbeNZ
Plus, despite the colder-than-average climate, Colorado is 8th in the U.S. in solar energy generation.4
Source:
Solar Energy Industries Association
http://bit.ly/1BUohKn


Learn more about Colorado and energy with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Aug 06, 2015  |    Sydney Morning Herald, August 2015




  Jul 22, 2015  |    Bloomberg, July 2015

  Jul 21, 2015  |    Des Moines Register, July 2015

  Jul 10, 2015  |    Bloomberg, July 2015
 


  Jun 19, 2015  |    REN21, June 2015

  Jun 19, 2015  |    International Energy Agency, April 2011

  Jun 16, 2015  |    National Hydropower Association
 

  Jun 04, 2015  |    Environmental Entrepreneurs, June 2015

  May 28, 2015  |    Bloomberg, May 2015

  May 22, 2015  |    Renewable Northwest, May 2015
 

  May 21, 2015  |    Environmental Entrepreneurs, May 2015
 

  May 20, 2015  |    International Renewable Energy Agency


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