Energy Action Plan adopted
The Garfield Clean Energy Board unanimously adopted a new Energy Action Plan for the county at its December meeting, tasking GCE with an ambitious work plan for the next several years.
The updated plan identifies five measurable goals in light of new technologies and best practices, shifting local priorities and energy trends since the creation of the original (2017) plan. It also lays out updated strategies and tangible steps that GCE and collaborative partners can take to accelerate progress toward those goals.
The final document will be published in January, but you can see a summary of goals here.
Home energy upgrade mixes economics, technology and faith
It might look like an ordinary water heater, but to Doug Stewart, the shiny new device in his basement is a strategic upgrade and a savvy investment. It’s also a step toward net zero – and an expression of faith.
A rebate from GCE's ReEnergize Garfield County program made it affordable for Stewart to upgrade to a next-level, efficient heat-pump system. Switching from natural gas to electric water heating fit in with his long-term plan to reduce his family’s fossil fuel consumption to zero, and with his calling to "love God and love your neighbor." Read more...
Two state programs offering funding for EV charging projects
Are you a commercial property owner who’s considering installing electric vehicle charging stations? Two state programs are offering 80-90% funding for certain types of EV charging projects, and CLEER (the nonprofit that manages the programs of Garfield Clean Energy) can help you get it. Read more...
CLEER welcomes Morgan Hill as new associate director
CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region) has named Morgan Hill as its new associate director, with responsibility for overseeing several of the nonprofit’s programs, including Garfield Clean Energy.
Hill joins the CLEER team with a background of 11 years in local government. She served as an environmental health specialist and air quality program lead for eight years at Garfield County, and most recently was the environmental health manager at Eagle County. During her time in these roles, she developed connections with many of the same partners that work with Garfield Clean Energy.