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Colorado Carbon Fund Announces Grants for Two Solar Hot Water Projects

Colorado Carbon Fund Announces Grants for Two Solar Hot Water Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, Aug. 12 CONTACT Gillian Egan, 303-866-2309 Todd Hartman, 303-866-2262 Colorado Carbon Fund announces grants for two solar hot water projects The Colorado Carbon Fund, a program of the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO), today announced grants totaling $69,000 to two projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing hot water using […]

The Atmosphere Conservancy: Working for a Better Future

The Atmosphere Conservancy: Working for a Better Future

In The Atmosphere Conservancy’s mission statement, the organization says it “works to support the transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to one utilizing non-polluting renewable energy sources, through the development of community building projects that demonstrate the environmental, economic, and social benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.” In other words, they work to […]

Fort Collins Affordable Housing Complex Goes Solar

Fort Collins Affordable Housing Complex Goes Solar

The Atmosphere Conservancy (TAC), working in partnership with the Fort Collins Housing Authority, has overseen the installation of over $260,750 worth of renewable energy equipment on the 80-unit affordable housing apartment complex in downtown Fort Collins. The Village on Stanford is undergoing an extensive renovation and comprehensive energy retrofit, and is on track to become […]

Xcel Energy Cuts Solar Incentives

Xcel Energy Cuts Solar Incentives

On February 17th Xcel Energy announced that it was immediately decreasing its Renewable Energy Credit payments from 5 cents a Kilowatt to 1 cent. In addition, they announced that the 1 cent REC payment and the $2 per watt rebate would also be terminated as soon as 3 megawatts of projects were signed up. This […]

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FortZED Launches New Efforts to Educate & Engage Community

Contact: Mike Freeman, Chief Financial Officer, 970-416-2259, mfreeman@fcgov.com Judy Dorsey, Executive Director, Colorado Clean Energy Cluster, 970-207-0058, jdorsey@brendlegroup.com Jim Reidhead, Executive Director, UniverCity Connections, 970-689-9746 jim@univercityconnections.org Ariana Friedlander, Co-Director, FortZED Community Task Force, 970-222-6213 afriedlander@atmosphereconservancy.org Date: September 20, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FortZED, a community-focused Zero Energy District, is launching two important new tools for […]

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FortZED Lauded for Education Initiatives

We all have role to play in reducing, altering energy use 23 September 2010 Fort Collins has long been lauded for its innovation and civic engagement, and organizers of FortZED are putting both to use with two new initiatives. FortZED, a project focused on the creation of a Fort Collins zero-energy district or a distinct […]

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FortZED Community Energy Challenge

Through the FortZED Community Energy Challenge, The Atmosphere Conservancy is collaborating with UniverCity Connections and other FortZED partners and supporters – including local residents, community groups, government departments, other non-profits and companies – to connect the residents of the FortZED district with resources, incentives and rebates to help reduce energy consumption and increase the use […]

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Fort Collins Zero Energy District Makes Economic Sense

Jim Reidhead, September 9, 2010, Coloradoan.com FortZED is an idea of UniverCity Connections. It is visionary, ambitious and stands for Fort Collins Zero Energy District. Its goal is to transform the UniverCity District – roughly defined by the CSU campus, downtown and the Poudre River Corridor – into a “net-zero energy user.” Right now, FortZED has two […]

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FortZED Energy Challenge Aims to Engage Residents

5 October 2010 The FortZED Community Energy Challenge was recently launched at the Sustainable Living Fair. This is the first grass-roots outreach initiative in the FortZED district to educate and engage residents to get involved. Residents in the district can help work toward achieving a net zero energy district through efficiency, conservation and renewable-energy generation. […]

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FortZED Community Energy Challenge News

CALLING ALL MARMOTS, COYOTES, RATTLESNAKES, BLACK BEARS, AND BISON: It’s time for the FortZED Community Energy Challenge! Written by Charlie Malone, Saturday, 2 October 2010 The FortZED Community Energy Challenge team unveiled their program to a public forum at New Belgium Brewery on September 13. The Community Energy Challenge brings together partners from the Atmosphere Conservancy, […]