Colorado’s Clean Energy Industry Projected to Grow

The Advanced Energy Alliance expects Colorado’s clean energy industry of over 65,000 workers to expand by as much as nine percent this year, up from the four percent growth of last year. Over half of this workforce constitutes energy efficiency jobs alone. The Colorado estimate ranks higher than the national average of six percent for 2019, according to a report by Alliance, an organization of businesses. This growth follows legislation designed to push the state towards ambitious goals of emissions reduction and usage of renewable energy. Legislation on electric vehicle policies, solar garden usage, and building codes are encouraging individuals, businesses, and utility companies to go green. Out of the thirteen new laws related to the advancement of clean energy, the most prominent is the Climate Action Plan To Reduce Pollution. The plan outlines Colorado’s goals towards clean energy: reduce Colorado’s 2005 carbon emissions by 26 percent by 2025, 50 percent by 2030, and 90 percent by 2050. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has released his own plan, which is even more ambitious: a commitment to 100 percent renewable energy in Colorado by 2040.

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