Solar Communities is a program that helps local governments implement 12 best practices for rooftop solar, breaking through red tape and making residential installations easier on homeowners. The program covers over half the population of the state. The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association now hopes to expand its program to the rest of the country.
Author: Hannah Miller
Renewables in Colorado have grown tremendously since the state implemented its Renewable Energy Standard in 2004 — creating 22,000 jobs. But the standard still faces attacks.
This week, the Center for the New Energy Economy released an overview of 2013-2014 state policies passed on renewable energy. The center is also giving the public access to legislation in real-time via an online database.
United Nations Association representative Zuza Bohley grew up with fear and violence in East Germany. Now she builds bridges — and climate action.
“We have to look at both sides of the meter,” said Leslie Glustrom, pointing at a chart of Boulder’s carbon emissions that, despite tremendous work and city effort to reduce carbon emissions, showed marginal gains.
A new energy usage system, developed by Stem Energy, uses atmospheric and environmental data to make a second-by-second decision about whether a building should pull from the meter for its energy, or run on battery power.
100% recycled, molded pulp replacing PVC: this is the dream of PulpWorks, Inc., a new company designing custom packaging (some of it very beautiful).