Where university meets community
30,000 + views of our energy webpages
40 educational events with over 1,500 attendees
470 solar assessments conducted with our online solar calculator
95% of participants in our programs increased their understanding of cost-effective sustainable energy options
Coordinated an inaugural Local Government Energy Academy to help over 20 local governments identify, prioritize, and implement cost-effective sustainable energy measures
Assessed the economic feasibility of solar energy on irrigated farms and feedlots
Conducted workshops on home energy efficiency and solar energy to help households understand the cost-benefit of energy options
Facilitated Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy Program to develop and implement sustainable energy strategies in three Denver metro cities
By the Numbers
Local governments across Colorado are becoming more interested in opportunities to save money, increase sustainability, and achieve community energy goals. Some communities have set bold renewable energy targets, while others simply want to reduce their energy bills. A vast array of energy programs and funding opportunities exist that can help local governments move forward however they see fit. CSU Extension’s Local Government Energy Academy workshop provided a high-level overview of energy options in Colorado as well as deep dives into what local governments can do today to impact both their operations and their broader communities.
The Bottom Line
The mission of CSU Extension's energy team is to facilitate sustainable energy decisions. Since the cost of solar energy has dropped dramatically in recent years, the team continued to educate farmers and households about solar options. We developed new resources to meet a burgeoning interest in sustainable energy by local governments. And since the state of Colorado is funding electric vehicle infrastructure and offering rebates for the purchase of EVs, we are boosting our efforts to educate the public about EVs. CSU Extension's energy team will continue to provide resources to a variety of energy stakeholders as issues emerge in this rapidly changing field.
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