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07/19/2014:

Thanks to smart policies, Colorado a hub for wind power

Over the years, Colorado has been a clean energy leader thanks to creative, ambitious citizens and well-designed policies. Given that legacy of innovation, the state is now a hub for clean, affordable wind power, and stands to gain immensely from wind’s continued growth.

07/18/2014:

Skyscrapers reach for greener energy goals

Owners of some of Chicago’s most prominent buildings have committed to join an effort to slash energy use, after early participants reported a 7 percent reduction in less than two years.

07/17/2014:

Rural co-ops see the light on renewable energy -- even if industry lobbyists don't

Today, thankfully, many rural electric co-ops are working on ways to bring the next phase of electricity — clean, renewable energy — to their members, giving farmers and other residents of rural areas the same sort of access to solar, wind and other forms of clean energy as the rest of America.

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Navy SEAL veteran Troy Van Beek and his wife, Amy, own a growing renewable energy and energy efficiency business in a small town in Iowa.
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E2'S NEW JOBS REPORT: First Quarter 2014

Congressional inaction on key clean energy tax policies, coupled with attacks on state renewable energy programs, led to a dramatic decline in clean energy job announcements in the first quarter of this year.

Nearly 5,600 jobs were announced. The top sector was solar, with about 1,600 announced jobs.