Not so long ago, you’d be out of luck if you wanted to explore the Western Slope in an electric vehicle. Now, venturing beyond the I-70 corridor need no longer produce range anxiety, given the growing number of charging stations along the state highways that cover most of our sprawling region.

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As we start to emerge from the lockdown, all thoughts turn to planning for the long work of recovery. Garfield Clean Energy stands to be an important player in the local coronavirus response, because clean energy investment creates exactly what we need more of: economic stimulus during the recovery period, and resilience over the long term. In fact, those goals are built into GCE’s mission.

Rifle, already on the map as a Western Slope hot spot for solar energy, continues to push the envelope. The planned Garfield County Education Center, due to break ground this summer near the Rifle fairgrounds, is demonstrating how designing energy efficiency and clean energy into a project from the start can produce an affordable, nearly-net-zero building.