Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Colorado harvests a green economy: About $1.1 billion in federal and venture-capital funds help boost eco-jobs from 1995 to 2007, a study says."

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association's Executive Director Chris Shapard was quoted in this morning's feature in the Denver Post on "Colorado harvests a green economy."

"Colorado ranked 15th among states in capturing the energy-related federal stimulus funds in the past 18 months, the report said.

'Fifteenth, we ought to be able to do better than that,' said Christine Shapard, executive director of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association...

Shapard said the report points out that 'we've had great leadership on these issues for the last four years. We have to pray that continues.'

Gov. Bill Ritter, who made promoting a 'New Energy Economy' a hallmark of his administration, is not running for re-election.

'This report very clearly and accurately documents the successes of Colorado's New Energy Economy,' Ritter said in a statement. 'Colorado is now a national leader for clean-energy policies, jobs and innovation.'"

Link to the Denver Post article by Energy Reporter Mark Jaffe

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