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Clean Energy Action…Accelerating the transition to a post-fossil-fuel world built on clean energy
by educating citizens on the impacts of fossil fuel use and on clean energy options
…by supporting data-driven, informed action in coal-reliant states
…by conducting and disseminating research on coal supplies and utilities
…by envisioning the integrated renewable energy future

Clean Energy Action is based in Boulder, Colorado and works at the local, state and national level to accelerate the transition to the post-fossil fuel world based on clean energy.

CEA aims to achieve its goals through “Citizen Power” by inspiring, training,and empowering citizens to advocate for decreased reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear power, and through increased reliance on clean energy such as energy efficiency and renewable power.

CEA was co-founded in 2005 in opposition to the construction of Colorado’s newest coal plant, “Comanche 3” in Pueblo, Colorado by Alison Burchell, Dan Friedlander and Leslie Glustrom, who are winners of numerous awards for protection of the environment.  Since then CEA has cultivated a team of empowered citizens from many walks of life to challenge continued reliance on coal-based energy by stressing data-driven research, coalition building, and a  focus on positive solutions.

Through Leslie Glustrom, one of our founding members and now Research Director,  CEA has developed a special expertise in long-term coal supply and cost analyses.  In February 2009 Ms. Glustrom authored an extensively referenced report on US coal supplies entitled, Coal—Cheap and Abundant—Or Is It? Why Americans Should Stop Assuming that the US Has a 200-Year Supply of Coal.”   Ms. Glustrom has traveled extensively to work with regulatory staff and citizen activists in many states to raise awareness about US coal supply and cost issues.

Through our monthly Global Warming Solutions’ Speaker Series, CEA continues to disseminate research, science, and policy about clean energy from regional and national thought-leaders.

Watch a video on the work of Clean Energy Action here.

Clean Energy Action
PO Box 1399
Boulder, CO 80306

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