All Posts Tagged With: "Colorado renewable energy"
Today Governor Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 252, and depending on who you ask, it is either a tremendous boost for advancing Colorado’s clean energy economy into rural areas, or a foolish move that will increase utility rates on working families across the state.5Jun2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Colorado’s cleantech sector — measured by capital investment, technology and policy — ranked fifth among all U.S. states in 2012, according to a survey by research firm Clean Edge. Colorado and Denver were the highest-ranked state and city not on the East or West Coast.5Jun2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Through the “Advancing Colorado’s Renewable Energy” (ACRE) program, the Colorado Department of Agriculture hopes to create a small hydropower road map for Colorado agriculture. The goal is to identify small hydropower renewable energy opportunities based on the “achievability” of those opportunities.28May2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
To adjust capacity to market demand for wind turbine orders in 2013, Vestas today announced a workforce reduction at its blade factories in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado. The move represents about 10 percent of Vestas’ 1,100 manufacturing employees in the state.21Feb2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The grading system is the brainchild of Lexington Institute, the publisher of EnergyTrends.org, which offers the letter grades to states as well as a lots of other information about energy production and use.10Aug2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
The grading system of EnergyTrends.org takes into account both the amount of energy generated from renewable sources and the growth rate over a three-year period, as well as savings achieved in electricity use, state incentive programs for renewable energy, and other factors.9May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
At Fort Carson, the Army partnered with a local energy provider to build a photovoltaic solar array on top of a closed landfill. The White Sands Missile Range project in New Mexico will provide the Army with 4.44-megawatts of installed photovoltaic capacity, saving 10 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.6Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The third edition of Resource Rich Colorado compares the state to the 49 others based on the presence of natural resources for energy generation, policies and programs, and intellectual resources for the energy industry. The results:
Our energy economy is one of the strongest in the nation but challenges remain.
There is nothing more dismaying to football fans that a referees call that goes against their team and changes the course of game. The cry goes out: “Hey, ref let’em play.” The battle over energy policy these days has devolved to the same cry of “let’em play” as energy subsidies and tax breaks have become targets for all sides. The feeling expressed by some is that energy sources and technologies ought to compete mano a mano in the open and free market and let the solar chips fall where they may.1Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
David Eves, chief executive officer of Xcel’s subsidiary Public Service Company of Colorado, said the wind energy offer from NextEra was too good to pass-up. “This proposed purchase contains the lowest-cost wind energy we’ve seen, making it competitive with other energy sources.”19Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The PV deployment fits into the Academy’s objective to generate 100 percent of its electricity needs on base by 2020 as part of the Defense Department’s Net Zero Energy Installation initiative. “At the strategic level, a lot of us talk about getting serious about the renewable energy business,” General Gould said. “We did it.”14Jun2011 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
SB 045 creates a task force to study the need for a state level commission to streamline new transmission. Comprised largely of utility interests, the group will make its recommendations by Dec. 1st. While the result is likely a foregone conclusion, the task force must consider public input gathered through four open meetings. Those who support a transparency, local control and distributed renewable energy generation shouldn’t miss the opportunity to participate in these meetings.7Jun2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued