The Colorado Energy Office has released the Electric Vehicle Market Implementation Study that provides recommendations to advance the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market in Colorado. The recommendations create a framework to further develop policy, program and partnership opportunities and facilitate EV adoption in Colorado. The study was prepared by BCS, Inc., with input from the Regional Air Quality Council. Find the study
The Colorado Energy Office has hired an appraiser to complete a study on the effects energy efficiency has on the home buying process. The study is a follow-up to the PV Solar Study completed the previous year that looked at how PV Solar systems that produce electricity affect home purchase transactions.The study helps to illustrate how appraisers can use their current tools to investigate the impact of energy efficiency.
The U.S. Green Building Council announces Colorado is ranked No. 2 on list of the Top 10 States for LEED in the nation. The rankings are in terms of square feet of LEED certified space per capita. Colorado had 102 LEED projects certified in 2014 alone, representing 15.8 million square feet of LEED space (or 3.14 square feet per resident) and a grand total of 700 LEED certified projects.Read More
The Colorado Energy Office provides incentives for the purchase of energy efficient homes, both new and used. Exsisting homes may qualify for up to $6,000, and new homes may qualify for up to $8,000. For more info on how to qualify and apply, click
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.