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Does Congress realize more clean energy means more jobs in Mesa County?

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Darin Carei

Editor’s Note: This blog post appeared as an op-ed in the Nov. 9, 2017, print edition of the Grand Junction (Colo.) Sentinel. By Darin Carei When I moved to Mesa County in the 1970s, Colorado’s clean energy industry was close to non-existent. Aside from a few off-grid solar projects, there wasn’t a whole lot of economic activity. Clean […]

Charging down the road toward Colorado’s EV future

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s Note: This case study first appeared in E2’s “Colorado’s Clean Energy Future” report, released in October 2016. National Car Charging, with headquarters in Denver, is one of the nation’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment, along with consulting and station management services. Its mission is to offer a variety of top-quality EV […]

Denver company puts 100 people to work building energy-efficient housing

Posted on September 22, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s Note: This case study first appeared in E2’s “Colorado’s Clean Energy Future” report, released in October 2016. Buildings consume 70 percent of our electricity, and they are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions. iUnit Technologies LLC’s mission is to be part of the solution to reduce those emissions. The Denver-based company […]

In Calhan, Golden West Wind Energy Project helps revitalize rural Colorado

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2016. Out on the plains, 35 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, the small community of Calhan is thriving. The persistent wind, which ranchers once cursed while feeding hay, is now breathing new life to the sleepy town. Nearly 150 wind turbines grace the […]

In Fort Collins, Pos-En carves out a market in microgrids

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

Editor’s note: This case study first appeared in E2’s Clean Jobs Colorado 2016. At universities, commercial buildings, military bases, and other places around the world, microgrids are becoming ever more common as a way to cut costs and boost reliability. Fort Collins-based Pos-En – the name is a short version of positive energies – is […]

A big win for Colorado: Energy efficiency bill signed by the Governor!

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Susan Nedell

By Susan Nedell After a roller coaster of a legislative session, a broad coalition of business and environmental groups has prevailed, with the legislative passage of a ten-year extension of Colorado’s utility energy efficiency programs. With just over 24 hours left in the session, the bill passed with four Republican votes and the entire Democratic […]

Greater Adoption of Electric Vehicles Would Lower Colorado Utility Bills

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Susan Nedell

By Susan Nedell E2 Rocky Mountains Advocate If more Colorado residents drove more electric vehicles (EVs), the cumulative value to the state stemming from avoided fuel and vehicle expenses, reduced utility bills and reduced pollution could reach anywhere from $7 billion to $43 billion by 2050, according to new research conducted by M.J. Bradley & […]

In Trump’s first 100 days, retired military brass calls for strong clean energy stance

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Jeff Benzak

In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, E2 members who are military veterans authored a trio of op-eds that ran in influential newspapers across the country. The op-eds urged the White House — and state governments — to defend and strengthen crucial clean energy policies in the name of our economy, environment and national security. […]

Doubling Energy Efficiency Savings in CO Would Bring Huge Economic Benefits to the State

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Susan Nedell

By Susan Nedell E2 Rocky Mountains Advocate Here in Colorado, the clean energy economy employs 62,000 workers. The state has the opportunity to create thousands more new clean jobs and add hundreds of millions of dollars to its economy, while cutting carbon pollution and saving money for its electricity customers, by strengthening its investments in […]