Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a long-time Hewlett Foundation grantee that is dedicated to protecting the West's land, air and water, and specifically works to advance clean energy alternatives to reduce pollution and the threat of global climate change. The power sector work at WRA focuses on advocating policies aimed at steering the investment practices of the multi-billion electric industry away from coal-fired power generation and toward cleaner energy resources. With the 2010 passage of the Colorado Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act, a framework to retire at least 900 megawatts of coal plants was passed by the Colorado legislature, and has the potential to provide a national model for other coal-dependent states. However, implementation of the Act is not yet secure. This grant will provide Western Resource Advocates (WRA) with the resources needed to develop the technical, legal and financial case before state environmental and energy regulators that allows for a transition of Colorado's energy sector away from coal generation toward renewable power, energy efficiency and some transitional to natural gas.
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2260 Baseline Road, Suite 200, Boulder, CO, 80302-7740, United States
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for general operating support
Western Resource Advocates protects the American West’s land, air, and water to ensure vibrant communities exist in balance with nature. The organization works with local communities and partners to research and advance conservation practices and protections for wildlife corridors, rivers and lakes, air and water quality, and wildlands of the U.S. West, addressing challenges such as wildfire and climate change. (Western Conservation Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections; Climate Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)