Energy in Colorado

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, with a $14.9 billion economic impact of Colorado's energy industry in 2016, employing more than 274,000 people statewide. The Colorado Energy Office works collaboratively to promote innovative energy production and efficient use of energy, providing economic benefits while protecting the state's environment.