Last night in his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for an end to oil subsidies, urging lawmakers to instead pass tax credits to benefit the renewable energy industry. He said that green energy is clean, reduces dependence on foreign oil, and stimulates jobs and manufacturing at home.... more »
City of Colorado Springs furthers their green effort by installing LED street lights across the city.
Three hundred of these lights are already installed in certain major intersections and 130 are yet to be installed in residential areas.
Guess who gets to decide where the residential lights will... more »
If you want to tell Sen. Mark Udall how Congress should be running the county, you'll get your chance Friday and Saturday. The senator has events planned in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Sen. Udall will begin his events with a field hearing of the Senate's Special Committee on... more »
A solar power array is now generating electricity at the Colorado Army National Guard's readiness center in Grand Junction.
The guard says it provides enough power to offset 450,000 pounds of carbon emissions.
The 172-kilowatt system was installed by Bella Energy. Bella is based in Louisville, Colorado. more »
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be in Colorado Friday for an summit on ways Colorado can create jobs in emerging clean energy.
Chu, Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, Gov. Bill Ritter, entrepreneurs, energy and environment experts, will discuss successes and look for ways to grow the industry. more »
Green is growing in Colorado. Green collar jobs are showing growth.
The state has been working to attract large new energy companies with high tech and manufacturing jobs. According to the Governor's Office the effort has brought around 17,000 jobs to the state over the past three years.
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A Germany-based solar company plans to open its first North American manufacturing site in Denver. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper joined officials from SMA Solar Technology for the announcement Monday. The company plans to start production next year with 300 employees and a capacity to expand the... more »