Colorado State Government and Public Real Estate News

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Senate colleagues in support of an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill that boosts funding for wind energy. The measure adds $15.4 million to the $80 million already included in the bill to bring it on par with the funds appropriated in recent years. $30 million of that total is slated for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden.
In an effort to continue his push to incentivize clean energy and job growth, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Solar Expansion Distributed Generation Exponentially (EDGE) Act. The bill will promote investment in small scale distributed generation solar projects, especially residential installation, across the U.S., and encourage long-term job growth in the solar industry
The Senate today adopted an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to establish more practical mortgage lending processes on a voluntary basis, encourage investments in energy-efficient homebuilding, and help create tens of thousands of construction jobs. The amendment is based on the bipartisan Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act that they've previously introduced.
David Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, today announced the appointment of global business leader Michael P. Kercheval as executive director of the CU Real Estate Center (CUREC). The appointment is effective July 1.
High-tech hardware designed and built at the University of Colorado Boulder will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule on Friday, April 8.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined a bipartisan group of 44 current and former Senators and 163 current and former House members in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration's historic 'Clean Power Plan' (CPP). The CPP will reduce carbon pollution and address climate change, save consumers $155 billion by 2030, create jobs, and prevent 90,000 childhood asthma attacks through 2030.
Members of the press are invited to attend an exclusive live press conference release of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) 2015 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, which will show the U.S. wind energy industry supporting more jobs than ever.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette, joined a bipartisan group of 44 current and former Senators and 164 current and former House members to file an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration’s historic ‘Clean Power Plan’ (CPP). The CPP will reduce carbon pollution and address climate change, save consumers $155 billion by 2030, create jobs, and prevent 90,000 childhood asthma attacks through 2030‎. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is considering a challenge to the rule in West Virginia et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency. The full text of the amicus brief filed today can be found here and a full list of the 208 current and former members of Congress that signed can be found below.
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Buffalo Wild Wings property located at 404 Marshall Road in Superior, CO for $2,158,852.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet toured IP Automation, a local engineering design firm and manufacturer of custom machines, and met with southern Colorado companies including Vestas, Qualtek, and ConcealFab to highlight the important role transportation plays in the region's economic growth. Much of these company's success relies on their ability to safely and reliably transport their products and supplies on federal highways, including Interstate-25.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will increase Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) irrigation rental rates for farmers and ranchers in the Republican River system. USDA will raise the average annual rental rate for Colorado to $180 from $115 per acre. This program is critical for water conservation in the region.
At an event today in Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Under Secretary for Science and Energy, Dr. Franklin Orr, joined Mayor Michael Hancock to announce Denver as the host city for the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition in the fall of 2017.
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced today that the Colorado Division of Real Estate, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, began using the National SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) Test with Uniform State Content on March 1, bringing the total number of state agencies that use the test to 51
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the announcement that Freeport-McMoRan, through a subsidiary, has acquired the water treatment facility that treats the water that is released into Coal Creek and runs into Crested Butte. Freeport-McMoRan also has acquired the mining claims and mineral deposits on Mt. Emmons
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) issued the following statement applauding the Supreme Court’s ruling to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘Clean Power Plan’ until state lawsuits are heard.
Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

WASHINGTON – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) –Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a House Committee on Financial Services oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) precarious financial state. more »

 
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