Colorado News

The following news clips highlight Colorado involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

April 2, 2014

Energy Systems Integration Facility Named Lab of the Year

The Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory was named 2014 Laboratory of the Year by the editors of R&D Magazine. More

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

December 24, 2013

Colorado Approves 620 Megawatts of Solar, Wind for Utility

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved an Xcel Energy request to add about 620 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power sources. More

November 20, 2013

Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million. More

November 20, 2013

USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $10 million to a Colorado State University-led consortium, including the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to research using insect-killed trees as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. More

November 13, 2013

Massachusetts Ranked Most Energy-Efficient State: ACEEE

For the third year in a row, Massachusetts topped the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. More

September 4, 2013

Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL

A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies. More

July 25, 2013

Colorado State Capitol Gets Geothermal System

The Colorado state Capitol's new geothermal heating and cooling system, expected to save $100,000 annually, recently came online in Denver. More

July 10, 2013

Land Order Facilitates Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that new mining claims would be withdrawn from 303,900 acres of land within 17 Solar Energy Zones in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. More

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