Colorado Advanced Energy By The Numbers


Colorado is home to more than 62,000 advanced energy jobs, in sectors such as solar, wind, and energy efficiency.


Electricity from renewable sources has more than doubled since 2010, and now produces about 20% of the state’s overall electricity.

$6 billion

The wind industry has invested more than $6 billion in Colorado’s economy.


Advanced Energy employs 3x more workers than Agriculture in Colorado

$1.4 billion

From 2008–2016, Coloradans saved $1.4 billion because of investments in energy efficiency.

More ways to make Advanced Energy work


Jared Polis


Walker Stapleton

Modernize the grid to take advantage of the digital economy


Increase Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to save customers money


Electrify Transportation to decrease emissions and increase air quality & health


Optimize electricity system infrastructure to drive innovation


Improve access to capital for Colorado entrepreneurs and small businesses


To learn more about each of these policies, check out the Advanced Energy Policy Platform.

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