Experts Say Wind Energy Major Economic Driver in Colo.
KREX News Room
DENVER - Officials are saying wind energy in Colorado could help implement the national Climate Action Plan, which would limit carbon pollution from power plants.
With 4,000 people employed in 19 facilities, plus more than $4 billion of capital investment in the state, experts say the wind-energy industry is a significant economic Driver in Colorado.
At an event yesterday in Denver, industry and community leaders discussed the growth potential and benefits associated with future investments.
Wind energy advocates say it's one of the cheapest, quickest and largest-scale ways to reduce a number of kinds of pollution.
Governor Hickenlooper's office has said that both traditional energy sources, such as coal, as well as policies that incentivize private investment in clean energy are critical for the state's economic future.