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Colorado Beyond Coal

The Sierra Club Colorado Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign is building off its momentum with recent victories with several coal plants retiring or being transitioned by 2017 across the Denver / Boulder region.  We will continue to work to phase out dirty existing coal plants throughout the state with clean, renewable energy sources to achieve the state's 30% RES standard and the climate action plan for 80% CO2 reduction by 2050.

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Colorado Flood Recovery Weekend!

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference 2014: Adventures of a Beyond Coal Intern

Posted on March 17, 2014

What happens when a group of union workers, environmentalists, business leaders, and state senators get together in Washington DC? The Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference of course! Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending this year’s conference, now in its seventh year, where I encountered first hand the nexus of two crucial movements: labor and environmentalism.

Colorado Rooftop Solar Rally Holiday Summary

Posted on December 17, 2013
Twas the Wednesday before last, when all through Denver
Solar supporters shouted, the sun forever.
Rooftop solar hits profits, thus replied Xcel,
We're well paid and will fight to make your life (   ).
Nearly three hundred folks responded en masse,
We the people say rooftop solar will last.
Here are thirty thousand names, who agree with us,
Withdraw your bad proposal and come join the bus.

Colorado Solar Net Metering 101

Posted on November 15, 2013

Many of you have likely seen or heard the stories on utilities attacking net metering for solar power across the country, detailing epic clashes of the solar-loving environmentalists verses the towering electric monopolies and wondered... 'Huh? What is this all about?'  The answer is both simple and complex.  To kick things off, let's answer the all-important question:

What is Net Metering?

The Climate Legacy Roundtable

Posted on April 24, 2013

Join us next Tuesday at Denver University for a roundtable on climate change.

The Climate Legacy Roundtable
Colorado is on the frontlines of climate disruption, and we're feeling the heat.

Learn more about the challenges faced and solutions embraced by various stakeholders including perspectives from healthcare, climate science, environment, energy, business, and government agencies.