BENEFITING: COLORADO RENEWABLE ENERGY SOCIETY
HOURS PLEDGED: 200
Over the last several years Colorado has done much at the state level to give local communities a framework and toolbox for pursuing and developing renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) programs. This toolbox represents a floor rather than a ceiling for what communities can do to develop clean energy. Because local organizations generate ideas by acting upon near-term goals with local leadership and community support, they provide agility and localization leading to innovations not yet occurring at other levels of government. The next critical step in Colorado, and perhaps in the nation, is to document and track these local level policies and citizen efforts to promote RE and EE. The Colorado Local Clean Energy Policy Guide creates a living resource to showcase and monitor these innovations and activities. We intend to support our members and Colorado energy consumers in better understanding the opportunities for advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects within their own territories, and to provide individuals, businesses, and organizations with resources and ideas upon which to draw.
You can view the first distribution of our Colorado Local Clean Energy Policy Guide at http://www.cres-energy.org/policy_div1.html . Please support us to continue this important work tracking local innovations for clean energy development.