05/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Renewable Energy Bill Could Increase Colorado Jobs By 23,000

Environmental advocates supporting a bill in the state Legislature that would require Xcel Energy to get 30 percent of its power from renewable sources released a report Tuesday saying the higher mandate could create 23,000 jobs in the state's solar industry over the next 10 years.

The study, "Investing in the Sun," was compiled by Environment Colorado, a Denver-based environmental advocacy group, and Vote Solar, a San Francisco-based grassroots organization focused on solar power. The study is available here.

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