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Cap-and-Invest System Can Be a Win for Oregon’s Economy and Climate

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Amanda Levin

By Amanda Levin As Oregon debates a Cap-and-Invest program that would reduce dangerous carbon pollution across the entire state, legislators are appropriately assessing the possible economic impacts. The proposed legislation would cap carbon pollution and gradually reduce it to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Other states and countries have proven that a carbon cap […]

Does Congress realize more clean energy means more jobs in Mesa County?

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Darin Carei

Editor’s Note: This blog post appeared as an op-ed in the Nov. 9, 2017, print edition of the Grand Junction (Colo.) Sentinel. By Darin Carei When I moved to Mesa County in the 1970s, Colorado’s clean energy industry was close to non-existent. Aside from a few off-grid solar projects, there wasn’t a whole lot of economic activity. Clean […]

Long-Time Grand Junction Entrepreneur Employs Nearly 30 People at Three Separate Clean Energy Businesses

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2017. Darin Carei has been involved in Colorado’s clean energy industry since shortly after he moved to Mesa County in the late 1970s. His first entree into the industry included publishing a directory of Colorado solar companies and organizing tours of solar-powered homes. Back […]

From the Rockies to the Indian Ocean, Boulder-Based Clean Energy Company’s
 35 Workers Help Bring Solar, Energy Efficiency to Diverse Clientele

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2017. About 30 years ago, Tony Boniface was camp- ing on a mountainside when he saw a water pump powered by a solar panel. Inspired by the simplicity and the efficiency of the tiny system, Boniface went on to study electrical engineering and embark […]

How the Trump Administration is Hurting Our Economy, Environment by Repealing Clean Power Plan

Posted on October 9, 2017 by Bob Keefe

By Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director The Trump administration on Monday announced plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark policy designed to reduce carbon emissions from dirty power plants and put our country on track to addressing climate change. This is good news for anybody who likes pollution, thinks we ought to hitch […]

In Aurora, students embark on clean energy careers by learning solar, wind technologies

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s Note: This case study first appeared in E2’s “Winds of Change” report, released in 2015. Founded in 2010, Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, is the nation’s leading college dedicated to training students for careers in clean energy. Ecotech offers academic programs in subjects like wind energy technology, solar energy technology, and power utility technology. […]

Charging down the road toward Colorado’s EV future

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s Note: This case study first appeared in E2’s “Colorado’s Clean Energy Future” report, released in October 2016. National Car Charging, with headquarters in Denver, is one of the nation’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, along with consulting and station management services. Its mission is to offer a variety of top-quality EV […]

Denver company puts 100 people to work building energy-efficient housing

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s Note: This case study first appeared in E2’s “Colorado’s Clean Energy Future” report, released in October 2016. Buildings consume 70 percent of our electricity, and they are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions. iUnit Technologies LLC’s mission is to be part of the solution to reduce those emissions. The Denver-based company […]

Energy efficiency saves Colorado dairy farmers money

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2017. Will McConnell is a passionate dairy farmer. After all, it’s in his blood. McConnell’s grandfather was the state dairy extension specialist in Tennessee, and lost the dairy farm he owned with a partner, during the Great Depression. After his parents moved the […]

In Calhan, Golden West Wind Energy Project helps revitalize rural Colorado

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2016. Out on the plains, 35 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, the small community of Calhan is thriving. The persistent wind, which ranchers once cursed while feeding hay, is now breathing new life to the sleepy town. Nearly 150 wind turbines grace the […]