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Energy

Overview


Colorado’s energy system is a complex network of energy sources, uses, and infrastructure. Individuals, businesses, and whole communities now face choices about how to generate and use energy in sustainable ways.  CSU Extension resources can help you make decisions around topics including Ag Energy Efficiency, Biofuels, Biomass, Case Studies, General/Other, Geothermal, Home Energy Efficiency, Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, and Wind.

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Additional information can be found under the specific topic areas listed below.

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Fast Fact

According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), over 700 megawatts of wind, over 500 megawatts of solar, and 18 megawatts of natural gas made up all new U.S. electric infrastructure additions in the first quarter of 2016.

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Energy Webinars
Lunch ‘N’ Learn Energy Webinars
Join CSU Extension for regular energy webinars over the lunch hour. Learn more
Energy Checklist for Renters
Energy Checklist for Renters
As a renter, you have fewer options for energy savings than homeowners. However, there are some simple measures that you can take to cut your energy use and costs. Learn more
Solar panels
Harvesting Energy from the Sun: Solar Photovoltaics
Solar energy can generate all or a portion of a home’s or business’ electrical needs. Learn more
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Landscaping for Energy Conservation
Insulation keeps heat in the home during cold months and also keeps unwanted heat out during warm months. Learn more

Programs

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.
K12
K-12
Clean energy curricula, classroom and youth group presentations, kit loans, and teacher trainings.