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Wind Energy: Powering Economic Development for Colorado

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Publication Date: November 2002

Publisher(s): Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation

Author(s): Matt Baker; Stephanie Bonin; Travis Madsen

Funder(s): Energy Foundation; Argosy Foundation

Funder(s): Energy Foundation; Argosy Foundation

Topic: Energy (Renewable energy sources)

Keywords: economic growth; job creation; renewable energy

Type: Report

Coverage: Colorado


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.