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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.

Publications

Hot Topics

Fast Fact

At 1.0 lbs. of CO2e emitted per kilowatt-hour of charging in Colorado, electric vehicles still “beat” emissions from new non-electric vehicles that average 33.7 miles per gallon.

Hot Topics

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
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Insulating Colorado Homes
Insulation keeps heat in the home during cold months and also keeps unwanted heat out during warm months. Learn more
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Understanding Your Energy Bills (Video)
Learn from CSU Extension Energy Specialist Cary Weiner on understanding your energy bill. 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.