User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Conservation and Efficiency
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Colorado clean energy industry set to expand 9%, outpacing national average, report says 5.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Job growth in Colorado's so-called "advanced energy" industry -- renewable energy, energy efficiency, electrified transportation, biofuels -- has been robust and is expected to expand by about 9% this year, according to new data from a national trade organization.
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Gov. Polis signs 7 bills on renewable energy, but what does that mean for Colorado’s energy future? 31.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The weather couldn't have been better scripted Thursday as Gov. Jared Polis signed seven bills on renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, curbing greenhouse-gas emissions -- and unveiled a road map for making Colorado fossil-fuel-free by 2040.
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Energy-efficiency specialist opens new office in Denver area 30.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A San Francisco-based company specializing in turnkey solutions to making buildings more energy-efficient is expanding to the Denver area.
Colorado energy director Will Toor to drive push toward renewables, electric vehicles 11.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
As the new executive director of the Colorado Energy office, Will Toor, plans to tackle Gov. Jared Polis' "bold goals" of increasing the use of renewable energy sources on the state's electric grid and getting more electric vehicles on the roads.
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Colorado’s NREL — a workhorse in national solar, wind research — faces “devastating” cuts in Trump budget proposal 1.2.2018 Denver Post: Business
The Trump administration is putting a target on renewable energy research, and a federal laboratory in Golden that’s been a longtime pioneer in solar, wind and biofuel technologies could be in the bull's-eye of its proposed budget cuts.
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White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels 1.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.
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Cutting-edge solar houses on display in Denver’s first-ever Solar Decathlon 5.10.2017 Denver Post: Business
From in-home batteries to aquaponics and bamboo bicycles, the Solar Decathlon has become more than just a solar energy event. The biennial event is also being held in Denver for the first time in its 15-year history.
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Proposed Department of Energy cuts are a clear danger 12.8.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The Trump administration’s proposed cuts are a danger not only to our health and welfare, but to our economic well-being, particularly here in Colorado.
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SLC fades, then passes, energy ordinance after Mormon church complains about public reporting 12.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City officials have toned down plans to tune up energy-inefficient buildings after pressure from legislators, business leaders and a real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The capital’s Sustainability Department on Tuesday presented the City Council with an updated and scaled-back version of a proposed ordinance that council members had tabled in January. The earlier version would have required owners of buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to report th...
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Colorado energy efficiency programs are indeed cost-effective (2 letters) 7.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Contrary to the views of Amy Oliver Cooke and William Yeatman, the energy efficiency programs implemented by Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy are highly cost-effective.
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Gardner’s vote against BLM methane rule was a lost opportunity 25.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Sen. Cory Gardner’s recent vote against preserving existing BLM methane emissions regulations was a lost opportunity.
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Op-ed: Building energy efficiency to improve air quality 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the Utah Foundation’s 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey, Utah voters statewide ranked air quality as the second most important issue in 2016, and voters along the Wasatch Front ranked air quality as the number one most important issue. This won’t be news to anyone. In fact, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report ranks the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as the seventh worst in the U.S. for shorter-term spikes in particle pollution, a regular occurrence during wintertime...
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Get ready for the summer: Air Conditioners in India come of age 28.4.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future uncertain 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Havana • Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba’s hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and government stores are full of frozen American chicken and U.S.-made candy. So far, Cuba is weathering the storm as Venezuela’s economy craters and protesters fill its streets to denounce Cuba’s greatest socialist ally. A much-feared return to Cuba...
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NREL could be hit hard by deep cuts to parent agency’s budget 3.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Trump's budget calls for a half billion cut to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the next five months. -- and the brunt of that pain could fall on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
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This office helped drive down the cost of solar. Trump wants to cut it massively. 31.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Trump administration is aiming a half-billion-dollar cut at the main U.S. hub for renewable energy research — 25 percent of the agency’s budget, and that’s just for the final five months of this federal fiscal year. Even deeper cuts are expected to be sought for 2018 — a possibility that has alarmed researchers in clean energy and even some Republicans in Congress. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, or EERE, is a $2 billion branch of the Department of Energy. It is credite...
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2 reports, 1 conclusion: Start the energy shift 20.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Berlin • The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies. Both reports concluded that fundamentally changing the way power is produced would require considerable investment — though there were would also be savings due to improvements in energy efficiency. The International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency we...
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Is it appropriate for Xcel to send letters to customers comparing their efficiency levels? (3 letters) 31.12.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
We read with interest your story about the reports that Xcel Energy sends customers comparing their own energy use to that of similar neighbors.
Free DIY weatherization clinic offered for homeowners, landlords in Routt County 11.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
With cold weather looming and higher monthly energy bills coming for winter, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a free do-It-yourself weatherization clinic on Nov. 15 for local homeowners and landlords to learn about simple steps to improve residential energy efficiency and comfort before winter fits full force. The complimentary clinic will feature informational tables, giveaways, advice from local experts and four short educational sessions. The mini classes, offered in a rotating 10-minute format, will address common issues that certified energy auditors find in local homes when performing residential energy assessments on behalf of the sustainability council. Topics will include energy and water-saving quick fixes, air sealing and weather stripping around existing windows and doors, air sealing for heat leakage into attics and cold stale air infiltrating from crawlspaces, insulating hatches, LED lighting upgrades, radon kit testing information and EcoBroker check list advice. Energy ...
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Steamboat briefs: YVSC hosts Green Building Tour Friday near downtown 23.10.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will host its ninth annual Green Building Tour from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event showcases energy efficiency and sustainable building technologies, offering a diverse look at square footage, operating systems, style and ingenuity of design. The 2016 tour will feature three homes near downtown Steamboat Springs: a modern three-story home that showcases space and energy efficiency; an energy efficient two-story rebuild from a 1946 bungalow; and a home still under construction that is on the path to passive house certification. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the homebuilders, homeowners, architects and subcontractors involved in the construction of these homes. Tickets for the tour are $15. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Learn more about this year’s homes and purchase tickets online at yvsc.org . Area senior caring volunteer group seeks new members Routt County United Way is partnering with the Routt County Council on Aging in ...
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