Wind Energy: Powering Economic Development for Colorado
Publication Date: November 2002
Publisher(s): Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation
Keywords: economic growth; job creation; renewable energy
Wind energy can help Colorado meet a growing demand for electricity in a clean and sustainable way while providing significant economic development for rural parts of the state. Meeting new electricity demand with wind power instead of natural gas would result in roughly twice the total economic benefit to Colorado over the next two decades. State policy can effectively promote the development of economical wind energy.