The Colorado Energy Office and the Regional Air Quality Council have opened the Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Application for electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) funding. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM MST. To learn more about the program and to access the application and a summary of funding amounts, criteria, eligibility and how to apply, please click here.
The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is pleased to announce the 8 awarded compressed natural gas (CNG) station locations for the first round of statewide funding through the ALT Fuels Colorado grant program. The program is designed to remove barriers to the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), and address the lack of fueling infrastructure for them.Read More
In June 2014 Colorado’s EPC project investments total $447.4 million, or $88.96 per Coloradan. These results rank Colorado #3 in total investments and #5 per capita investments, according to the Energy Services Coalition’s national Race to the Top. Even more significantly for Coloradans, EPC projects can be found in communities across 75% of Colorado’s counties, guaranteeing over $28 million in annual utility cost savings.
Following a 2013 study of the Colorado agricultural industry’s energy use, the Colorado Energy Office is conducting a pilot program in Spring 2014 to advance energy efficiency in Colorado dairies and powered irrigation systems.Read More
Transportation fuels are a major component of Colorado’s energy portfolio accounting for nearly 30% of all energy use, one of the largest energy sectors in the state. Colorado is in a position to become a key producer and beneficiary in the emerging alternative-fuels economy. We have abundant resources that have great potential as domestic sources for transportation fuels. Diversifying the state’s transportation fuels portfolio will be a key priority for the Colorado Energy Office as it seeks to promote its mission of enhancing energy security, promoting environmental stewardship, creating Colorado jobs, and providing low costs to consumers.
Reducing energy costs for consumers is a key component to the CEO’s mission and vision. Increasing access to information and providing technical resources are just a few ways the CEO promotes energy efficiency in Colorado. The following sections help map out the steps for successful implementation of various efficiency measures in the Commercial, Residential, Agricultural, and Industrial sectors.
The Colorado Energy Office is dedicated to the development and growth of Colorado’s economy. Focusing our efforts to accomplish our mission of creating jobs in Colorado, the CEO strives to make the state a thriving business-friendly environment.
Colorado has the 5 top assets identified by the International Economic Development Council necessary for job creation in the clean energy sector:
•Natural energy source – abundant solar and wind
•Research and development capacity
For more information on the bottom–up approach to economic development, please see the Colorado Blueprint.
Rooted in Colorado Energy Office’s (CEO) statutory duties and mission under HB12-1315, CEO promotes a diversified and balanced electricity portfolio in Colorado. That diversification promotes economic development, encourages clean and innovative energy generation, and increases energy security.
In partnership with local agencies and the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) offers a free Weatherization Program to Colorado’s low-income residents, giving them the opportunity to access cost-effective energy efficiency services. This program gives eligible residents the ability to save money on their energy bills through the implementation of energy efficiency measures.
Weatherization is a blanket term for a variety of measures that improve the energy efficiency of your home. These cost-effective improvements and upgrades will reduce your energy usage, save you money, and improve the overall comfort of your home year-round.
Weatherization improvements may include:
- Energy Audit
- Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Retrofits (CFLs)
- Air Sealing
- Insulation in Attic, Floor, and Walls
- Furnace Safety Testing
- Furnace Repair or Replacement
- Refrigerator Replacement
- Storm Windows and Doors
- Energy Conservation Information
The daily activities of state government have a significant impact on the quality of Colorado’s public health and environment, and use of its natural resources. New updates to this section coming soon.
To help keep Coloradans informed, the CEO posts summaries of bills that have passed when each legislative session ends. Please note that if the legislature is currently in session, you can find the most up-to-date information about bills on the Colorado General Assembly web site.