Jared Polis

Biden–Harris Admin Launches New Solar Initiatives to Lower Electricity Bills & Create Clean Energy Jobs

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Solar Energy Careers in Underserved Areas; New Digital Platform Will Make Reliable Solar Power More Accessible WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden–Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today launched new initiatives to connect families to more reliable clean energy, lower electricity bills, … [continued]

Colorado EV Charging Readiness Bill Vetoed — Big Mistake

In a disappointing move amid an otherwise positive legislative session for transportation, air quality, and climate, Governor Jared Polis vetoed a bill that would have expanded electric vehicle (EV) charging for Coloradans. The legislation, House Bill 22-1218, would have ensured that new buildings and major renovations had the electrical wiring … [continued]

The Future of Agriculture Combined With Renewable Energy Finds Success at Jack’s Solar Garden

A 24-acre family farm purchased by Jack Stingerie in 1972 that grew hay, wheat, and hosted cattle over time has now evolved into a model for how to produce energy and food in tandem. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) InSPIRE project partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), … [continued]

Colorado Steps Up For Healthy Homes & Good Jobs

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Alejandra Mejia Cunningham  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the first of four cutting-edge energy laws this week to reduce climate-warming emissions as well as unhealthy pollution in homes and places of work. The new laws will put Colorado’s building sector on track to meet … [continued]

Colorado Environmental & Equity Legislative Roundup

Originally published on NRDC Expert Blog. By Ariana Gonzalez, Director, Colorado Policy, Climate & Clean Energy Program After months of drafting, negotiating, and rallying around legislation in the Colorado State Capitol, the General Assembly has adjourned. Looking back over the past six months, it’s clear that achieving enforceable and equitable climate … [continued]