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Clean energy developers, advocates and congressional staff toured three wind farms across northern Colorado by plane, discussing the benefits of doubling Colorado's renewable energy standard (RES) to 20% by 2020.

The tour of the Ponnequin, Spring Canyon and Peetz wind farms was conducted by Mike Bowman, steering committee chair of 25 x '25, a national clean energy advocacy group for rural America.

"I'm excited about rural Colorado's opportunity to participate in a new energy economy," comments Bowman. "Doubling our use of clean, home-grown energy will bring jobs and increase economic stability to the many hundreds of small communities across our great state."

According to Environment Colorado, an organization that promotes the use of renewable energy throughout the state, the aerial tour comes while the state legislature is poised to consider a bill to double Colorado's use of renewable energy for electricity from 10% - as established under Amendment 37 - to 20% by 2020.


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