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Colorado Jumpstarts Methane Leak Detection Industry

10 Dec , 2021  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is receiving increased scrutiny from the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A Colorado State University laboratory is testing aerial drones, specialty cameras, real-time sensors and gas detection lasers for their ability to detect and locate methane leaks into the atmosphere. The following excerpt […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Renewables

Solar Garden in CO Shines Spotlight on Efficient Agriculture

6 Oct , 2020  

coloradodaily.com, 10/6/2020. Jack’s Solar Garden LLC, a solar energy company, celebrated the opening of its five-acre, 1.2-megawatt solar panel and agriculture farm Friday near Longmont. Art, music and conversations about renewable energy occurred underneath the farm’s 8-foot-tall panels. The family-owned and operated company has been working on this project for several years. It’s owned by […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Renewables

Colorado Finds Sustainable Mutualism with Beer and Marijuana

19 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on washingtonpost.com on Feb. 11, 2020. DENVER — The state of Colorado and three small businesses are trying a novel approach to reduce carbon emissions that sounds like something out of the fever dreams of Willie Nelson: using carbon dioxide produced from beer brewing to help marijuana plants grow. Denver […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business, Program Implementation

Breaking Even: Colorado College Becomes Carbon Neutral

18 Feb , 2020  

This article was originally published on coloradocollege.edu Colorado College has achieved carbon neutrality, a goal it set in 2009 when it committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. After a decade of work, the ambitious target has been met — even as the college increased its building footprint by more than 10% during that time. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Is the US Power Grid Prepared to Switch to Renewables?

9 Jul , 2019  

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More cities, states, and even utilities are pledging to shift to all renewable energy. But experts say the nation’s power grid needs a lot of changes to make that happen.

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Colorado Moves on Energy Storage Legislation

24 Apr , 2018  

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Colorado Senate approves second storage bill, waits on House Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, April 24, 2018 Dive Brief: The Colorado Senate on Monday voted 26-9 on third reading to approve HB18-1270, which directs the development of mechanisms to enable investor-owned utilities to acquire energy storage systems, while restricting their size to 15 MW. Because amendments […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Carestream Colorado Reduces Energy Consumption by 21% and Wins Award

5 Sep , 2017  

Carestream Manufacturing Plant Reduces Energy Consumption by 21% in 5 Years Energy Manager Today, August 2, 2017 Carestream, a provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions, has reduced energy consumption by 21% during the past five years at its Windsor, Colorado, manufacturing plant. In the past two years alone, Carestream Colorado has […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Boulder Commons Raises the Bar for Sustainable Design

14 May , 2017  

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Boulder Commons Sets New Standard for Net-Zero Leases Just two miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado, a new net-zero energy (NZE) development is under construction: Boulder Commons. The project consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet of professional office space and boasting a restaurant, coffee shop and community gathering flex space — all […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Who Are the Leaders in the Clean Energy World?

14 Jan , 2015  

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10 cities aiming for 100 percent clean energy Mother Nature Network, January 12, 2015 Scientists have been fairly unequivocal in their warnings that we must ditch fossil fuels entirely if we are to have any hope of reversing climate change. Yet despite significant progress in the last year, historic announcements like the China-U.S. climate pact are still pushing a […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Energy Use Data Restrictions Hinder Efficiency in Colorado

12 Nov , 2014  

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Unfortunately, it is difficult in Colorado to benchmark energy use and measure the impact of energy efficiency improvements over time in some buildings. Why? Colorado has the most restrictive rules in the nation when it comes to obtaining energy use data from the state’s investor-owned utilities, according to the Regulatory Assistance Project.

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