This Colorado Springs Business Journal editorial notes the business benefits of pursuing clean energy, referencing AEE's figures on jobs growth in the state. Read excerpts below and the entire CSBJ piece here.
Jobs in clean energy — wind, solar, electric cars — are on the rise across Colorado, a result of both a policy push for 100 percent renewable energy and the realities of the energy industry. More companies and public utilities are embracing clean energy as a means to grow the economy, improve health and wellness, and reduce the greenhouse gases that are choking our planet. Those who choose to cling to outdated, dirty coal complain that new technology is taking jobs and ruining energy companies. Those people are missing the big economic picture.