May 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Bill Ritter today signed into law a measure that will encourage construction of "solar ready homes" as part of a long-term strategy to make the New Energy Economy more accessible to more people and to create new jobs all across the state.
Recovery Plan Investments Will Restore Landscapes and Habitat, Spur Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands and Create Jobs. Washington, DC - May 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet announced the release of over $20 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that will fund over 100 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Projects in Colorado and over 650 across the country. The funding, announced today by U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, will restore landscapes and habitat, spur renewable energy development on public lands, and create jobs in Colorado.
Udall ‘Thrilled’ that NREL to Receive Millions of Dollars for Research, Development and Construction
Washington, D.C. - April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Senator Mark Udall praised Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s announcement that Colorado’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) would receive more than $110 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to advance wind, solar, geothermal and cellulosic ethanol production as well as to promote energy efficiency efforts.Senator Udall has fought for years to ensure that NREL has the staff and budget it needs to keep making cutting-edge advancements in renewable energy production and energy efficiency. In phone calls, letters, and meetings this year, Senator Udall urged the Energy Department and Secretary Chu to recognize that NREL and Colorado are critical to America’s efforts to strengthen a promising sector of the economy and become energy independent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) today joined Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) to introduce legislation to establish a federal Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) that would require electric utilities to produce 25% of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025
Denver, CO - September 1, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper helped dedicate the new 2-megawatt (MW) solar energy system at Denver International Airport (DIA) on August 19. The solar photovoltaic system, spanning 7.5 acres at the airport's entrance, will produce more than 3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.
Gov. Bill Ritter today congratulated two Colorado organizations, Colorado Springs Utilities and Forest City Stapleton, for being selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy as 2008 ENERGY STAR Award winners.
Gov. Ritter today announced that the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) is seeking grant applicants for $350,000 in incentives for solar innovation projects. The "Solar Innovation Grant" funds are being made available through the Clean Energy Fund.
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