Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

New Energy Economy

New Energy EconomyThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act presents an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen Colorado's New Energy Economy and will create new green jobs across the state. With this opportunity also comes a need for additional oversight to ensure these funds are invested effectively, efficiently and wisely, and with an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. The Governor's Energy Office (GEO) will work diligently to honor this responsibility to the taxpayers and the public. Please use this website section as your guide to the GEO's recovery efforts.


The GEO will use recovery dollars to eliminate barriers to energy efficiency and renewables for homeowners and businesses. The GEO approach is three-pronged:

  • Access to Information
  • Access to Capital
  • Access to Services

While many of the details are still being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, you can expect to see New Energy Economy opportunities available to Colorado through the following avenues:

  • Weatherization
  • State Energy Program (SEP)
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG)
  • Tax Credits for Investment in Renewables and Efficiency
  • Research and Development Grants
  • Loan Guarantees

For more information about how the New Energy Economy will be strengthened visit the Governor's Energy Office's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act information page.