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Energy usage at home and work often relates to financial bottom line decisions. An Energy Checklist and Audit large and small can help you pinpoint your energy needs, and Extension resources can help you make informed decisions. Topics include: Ag Energy Efficiency, Biofuels, Biomass, Case Studies, General/Other, Geothermal, Home Energy Efficiency, Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, and Wind.


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Fast Fact

Solar panels covering most corners of center-pivot irrigated fields in Colorado could generate an estimated 56,821 gigawatt hours per year, roughly equivalent to the total annual electricity generation in the state.

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Home Energy Audits
Home Energy Audits
Home energy audits identify places in the home where energy and money are being lost. Learn more
Heating Colorado Homes
Heating Colorado Homes
Tightly sealed, well insulated homes can be much less expensive to heat than leaky, poorly insulated homes. Learn more
Insulating Colorado Homes
Insulation keeps heat in the home during cold months and also keeps unwanted heat out during warm months. Learn more
Understanding Your Energy Bills (Video)
Learn from CSU Extension Energy Specialist Cary Weiner on understanding your energy bill. Learn more


Energy Feature Programs

Rural Energy Center
Rural Energy Center
Helping rural Colorado make informed energy decisions.

Colorado Energy Master
Up to 30 hours of in-depth energy coursework with optional certification as a Colorado Energy Master.
Consumer Education - Electric Meter
Consumer Education
Energy workshops, publications, decision tools, webinars, and more.
Clean energy curricula, classroom and youth group presentations, kit loans, and teacher trainings.