Energy in Colorado

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Energy is vital to the Colorado way of life — powering our lights, heating our homes and fueling our vehicles. Colorado’s diverse portfolio of energy resources includes both fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas, and renewables, like wind and solar. Colorado companies harnessing those resources help drive the state’s economy, employing more than 122,000 people and generating $41 billion in revenue in 2012. The Colorado Energy Office works collaboratively to promote innovative energy production and efficient use of energy, providing economic benefits while protecting Colorado’s world-class environment.
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