Colorado Advanced Energy By The Numbers

62,000

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

20%

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.

3x

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

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Jared Polis

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Walker Stapleton

Modernize the grid to take advantage of the digital economy

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Increase Energy Efficiency and Demand Response to save customers money

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Electrify Transportation to decrease emissions and increase air quality & health

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Optimize electricity system infrastructure to drive innovation

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Improve access to capital for Colorado entrepreneurs and small businesses

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

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