92% of voters want more solar, so let's make it easier to get

While solar has the deepest support of any energy source in the new national Hart Research poll, a big traditional barrier has been its perceived cost. That’s why work underway in Colorado and across the nation to bring down costs is so important.

Time to act on climate change

Climate change is here and now, not out in the future sometime, study after study is reporting. Numerous danger signs are getting more dangerous more quickly than many scientific models predicted. Rather than continuing to pretend that there is any science left to debate, the time for action is overdue. And the beauty of our situation is we that we have proven solutions that can provide jobs and energy security to our communities today and the promise of long-term prosperity tomorrow.

Which Side Are We On?

Imagine if we included in the price of fossil fuels the cost of the tragic loss of life in coal-mining disasters, the cost of spewing pollution into our shared atmosphere, the cost of losing water forever when it is injected underground in fracking operations, the cost of cleaning up toxic underground petroleum spills, and the prolonged efforts it will take to rid the Gulf Coast of the legacy of BP’s epic catastrophe.
With such costs attached to fossil fuels, suddenly wind and solar power, which generally use no water and emit no pollution, seem abundant, free and not at all expensive by comparison.

Harvesting the sunshine on a small planet

What do people in a small village in Nepal and innovators in Colorado have in common? Solar advances made here are making it more affordable for people in villages all over the world to go solar.

Solar energy can make a world of difference to people in very low income areas far from any power lines.

Helping citizens go solar by streamlining permits

Colorado citizens should soon find it easier to go solar through a new program to streamline permitting for solar energy systems.

The Solar Friendly Communities initiative will work in collaboration with cities and counties across the Front Range and Eastern Plains to cut red tape to make the process simpler for local governments, faster for solar installers and less expensive for citizens who want to use solar energy.