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Colorado startup zavvie helps real estate agents dominate their neighborhoods

From Denver to Colorado Springs, Boulder to Fort Collins, zavvie - a new Colorado real estate startup - is offering to turn top producing real estate agents into the “Digital Mayor” of their neighborhoods. More...

State provides $500,000 in grants to improve water quality

This year, seven entities across the state will receive $525,185 in grant funds for projects aimed to improve water quality. Projects must be focused in one of three areas: stormwater management training, projects that improve water quality where there’s been a violation, and the planning and/or construction of stormwater or wastewater improvement projects. Government agencies, publicly owned water systems and nonprofit water systems, watershed groups, stormwater program administrators, training providers, and private landowners were eligible to apply

GRID ALTERNATIVES SUPPORTS XCEL ENERGY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO EXPAND LOW-INCOME ACCESS TO SOLAR ENERGY

GRID Alternatives Colorado, an affiliate of the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, today announced its support for a comprehensive utility settlement being considered by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week to address significant state energy policy issues and increase access to solar power for Colorado’s most underserved communities.

Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Energy Department and Denver officials announced today

Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Measure Supporting Wind Energy

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.

Polis Solar EDGE to Boost Expansion and Venture in American Solar Industry

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

DeGette, Bipartisan Group of Current & Former House Member & Senators Join to File...

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.

Energy Department Announces Denver as Next Location for Solar Decathlon Competition in 2017

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.

Bennet Secures Extensions of Wind PTC, Solar ITC

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured extensions for the wind production tax credit (PTC) and the solar investment tax credit (ITC) in a bill Congress is considering to fund the government and extend several tax-related provisions. The long-term extensions finally give certainty to renewable energy manufacturers and producers in Colorado and around the country.

Court decides Colorado renewable energy law constitutional

In a precedent-setting decision, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) yesterday, ruling that the state’s RPS does not impose unlawful regulations on out-of-state companies. In their written opinion, the judges determined that Colorado’s RPS would not harm interstate commerce.

State Construction Data Now Available in Visual Format

A new series of fact sheets issued by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) provides energy efficiency program managers with a visual snapshot of new building and renovation activity in the $11.3 billion regional commercial construction industry, broken down by each of six southwest states and the region overall

ATTORNEY GENERAL SHUTS DOWN DISREPUTABLE AIR DUCT CLEANING COMPANIES

DENVER - November 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that a civil lawsuit was filed and Temporary Restraining Order obtained against Andre Shatyko (D.O.B. 01/01/86), Alexander Kurdyukov (D.O.B. 04/18/87), and their air duct cleaning companies, Seabreeze Air, LLC; Seabreeze Air; Quality Air; Quality Air “LLC”; and Fresh Air, LLC. They are accused of advertising their cleaning services for very low prices, only to significantly increase their prices once inside a customer’s homes. This business model violates the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.

Udall Introduces Bill to Encourage Colorado Communities to Develop Solar Energy Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, re-introduced his Solar Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Act today. The bill, developed based on ideas from Udall's 2010 Colorado Energy Summit, would encourage homeowners throughout Colorado to buy into solar community projects by making them eligible for the same renewable energy tax credit homeowners receive when they install solar panels on their homes

Network of real estate agents and brokers adopting IDX solution continues to grow with...

EUGENE, OR - May 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. welcomes Aurora, Colorado Realtor Frank Gillen to the team of agents and brokers utilizing the amazing IDX Broker software for their professional websites. Now, Metrolist-Denver MLS (MTOMLS) listings are seamlessly integrated onto the search page Gillen hosts, simplifying the search process for home seekers. Thousands of detailed listings make it easy for potential buyers to scan the MTOMLS listings to find properties that match their desires and budgets. Gillen can customize his IDX solution to meet the needs of his clients and his real estate business. Never before has it been so simple to participate in the online property search

ULI to Advise on Building Healthy Living Environments in Three Colorado Communities; First Assignment...

DENVER - March 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Three panels of nationally renowned land use and community development experts convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be recommending strategies for creating healthy living environments in three Colorado communities this spring, starting with an assignment next week in Arvada.

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Polis statement on Obama Administration’s move to increase homeowner access to...

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new guidelines for families to install renewable energy and water conservation projects in their homes.

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Look to Permanently Reauthorize the Land and...

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and others today introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which protects and promotes access to America's parks, rivers, forests, and public lands.

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Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

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 Alan J Smith Littleton Real Estate