GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Mesa County and Grand Junction city leaders met Thursday to talk everything clean energy.
The group E2, or Environmental Entrepreneurs, call themselves a national, nonpartisan business group. They hosted a luncheon as part of their multi-city tour celebrating the Clean Jobs Colorado 2017 report.
Thursday’s talk focused on how clean energy is growing jobs around Colorado and how Mesa County is set to continue this economic development.
"There's definitely a lot of energy on the Western Slope. We know of fossil fuels and gas but there are ups and downs with that. So we're to provide other renewable energy options that Mesa County can take advantage,” said Susan Nedell with E2.
State representative Dan Thurlow was also there. The 2017 report found clean energy supports 1,200 jobs in Mesa County.