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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.