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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 […]

In Fort Collins, Pos-En carves out a market in microgrids

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2016. At universities, commercial buildings, military bases, and other places around the world, microgrids are becoming ever more common as a way to cut costs and boost reliability. Fort Collins-based Pos-En – the name is a short version of positive energies – is […]

President Trump’s Budget Threatens U.S. Energy Innovation

Posted on July 24, 2017 by Emily Reichert

Note: This member op-ed first appeared in Morning Consult on July 14. By Emily Reichert Just as clean energy begins to take flight in the U.S., President Donald Trump is threatening to ground it by eliminating programs which help drive research, development and deployment of clean energy. His disappointing budget plan for 2018, if allowed to […]

Cap-and-Trade is a Boon to Business in California

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Sig Anderman

By Sig Anderman Last year, California enacted targets to reduce carbon pollution emissions 40 percent by 2030. The most cost-effective way to achieve this goal is Cap-and-Trade, a program that gives emitters flexibility in how they achieve the annual targets, and has already been operating since 2012. A new proposal to expand Cap-and-Trade beyond 2020 […]