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Study: Political leadership, policy draw green jobs, capital to Colorado

A new report by an independent Montana-based nonprofit research group indicates Colorado is well ahead of other Rocky Mountain states in developing a green...

A greenprint for the next administration?

The path to rebuilding the nation’s economy, including Colorado’s job market, is going green in a big way, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). A “Green Recovery” proposal from NRDC Sept. 9 details how a $100 billion program could use tax credits, loans and public-private partnerships to jumpstart environmentally friendly businesses that would create two million jobs – including 32,000 in Colorado – in the next two years.

Author seeks to renew through ‘Green Collar Economy’

Van Jones, author of the forthcoming book “The Green Collar Economy,” told a Denver audience Monday that the future of revitalizing this country’s spirit, economy and quality of life can be found by developing jobs in alternative energy.

UPDATED: What will the ‘Green Economy’ look like?

In Denver, Colo., Tom Plant, director of the Governor's Energy Office, is practically giddy. It's just days before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Colorado's biggest city, and a long-sought goal in Gov. Bill Ritter's New Energy Economy program has just been met: Vestas, the Danish wind-turbine manufacturer, has announced its plan to open a new manufacturing plant just outside the city limits — its second in the state.