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The Colorado Energy Report 2014, is a report on Colorado’s energy policy; it highlights the overarching framework in which Colorado pursues its energy policies and provides individual goals, measurable achievements, and future actions for meeting this framework.

 

The energy sector is changing rapidly in Colorado.  The Colorado State Energy Report highlights for the public the guidelines by which Colorado works to responsibly grow the state’s energy economy, based on four values important to Coloradans:

 

  • Growing Jobs and Spurring Innovation
  • Protecting Colorado’s World-Class Environment
  • Streamlining Government
  • Encouraging Collaboration

 

The energy industry plays a huge role in Colorado’s economy. In 2012, Colorado’s energy industry employed more than 122,000 people and produced more than $41 billion in revenue. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2011, Colorado ranked 5th in the nation for natural gas production, 9th for crude oil production, and 11th for coal production. In 2013, Colorado also ranked 8th in the nation for total solar capacity, 10th for installed wind generation capacity, and 16th for energy efficiency. Colorado is also on the forefront of a responsible and balanced energy policy, serving as the home to the nation’s first voter-led renewable energy standard and new financial incentives for homegrown energy resources.

 

Through the four values and goals highlighted in the report, the state is working to support all of Colorado’s energy resources, and to continue to serve as a national leader in environmentally-friendly energy development.

 

You can download and read the 2014 Colorado Energy Report on the Colorado Energy Office’s website.