Energy & Natural Resources
Colorado is a leader in energy conservation, renewable clean energy, and energy innovation. The state has an "all of the above" energy strategy, promoting development of a diverse mix of energy resources including solar, wind, biofuels, natural gas, oil and coal.
Colorado defined "the new energy economy" and is a national leader in wind, solar and geothermal energy. The state is also home to abundant supplies of natural gas and low-sulfur coal.
Colorado was the first state to pass a voter-approved renewable energy standard, with the goal of using 30 percent renewable energy by 2020 and giving Colorado one of the nation's strongest renewable energy standards. And the state's Clean Air Clean Jobs Act will improve Colorado's air quality by using clean-burning natural gas to generate electricity.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of industry and the environmental community, Colorado now has the country's strongest public disclosure rule on the process of hydraulic fracturing technology. The new Colorado Energy Office will promote all types of energy that protect the environment, lower consumer costs and increase energy security, with a focus on long-term energy projects that have broad job creation potential. With tens of thousands of Coloradans currently employed in the energy sector, sustained focus on promoting energy resources and technologies, the Colorado Energy Office can help grow this diverse industry.