ICYMI: Gardner supports solar research, scheduled to tour wind energy facility

COLORADO – As a champion of an “all of the above” energy policy, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) continues to press for domestic development of traditional and renewable sources. 

This Saturday, Gardner is scheduled to tour the Kit Carson Windpower Project.   And just this week, Gardner joined the Colorado congressional delegation in writing a letter to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy lobbying them to locate its solar headquarters in Boulder.   Gardner also signed a similar letter last month urging General Electric to locate a solar manufacturing plant in Colorado. 

The Associated Press Reports:

Colo. leaders unite on solar research facility

May 5, 2011

DENVER—Colorado's congressional delegation has united in an effort to convince the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to locate their solar headquarters in Boulder.

Colorado's four Republican and three Democratic U.S. House members and two Democratic senators and Gov. John Hickenlooper sent the association a letter Thursday encouraging them to pick Colorado for their National Solar Observatory headquarters.

The University of Colorado and the University of Alabama-Huntsville were named finalists last week.

The headquarters will serve as the principle science and data analysis center for the research facility.

Last month, the delegation sent a similar bipartisan letter to General Electric, urging the company to consider locating their new manufacturing plant in Colorado. GE had just acquired the Arvada-based solar manufacturer PrimeStar Solar.

Congressman Gardner is a member in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Colorado's 4th Congressional District. He sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the following Subcommittees: Communications and Technology, Energy and Power, and Oversight and Investigations.

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