Colorado electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 11.78 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 4 percent less than the 12.21 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Colorado natural gas rates in December 2016 averaged 6.48 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 28 percent less than the 9.06 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in December 2016.
The United States is maintaining its role as a leader of wind power production across the globe, the AWEA said in a recent report.
Last year was a record-breaking one for solar power generation in the U.S., and 2016 looks to have an even brighter future, the SEIA said.
For the first time ever, natural gas is expected to surpass coal as an electricity generating source in the United States.
Colorado has an estimated population of 5,029,196, which ranks 22nd in the nation. 
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