Regional News Briefs

January

Great Op-ed - Why Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Could Hurt Thousands of CO Energy Jobs

Colorado Politics/ Colorado Statesman today published a great op-ed from our partner group, the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition: 

Proposed federal budget cuts endanger thousands of well-paying clean energy jobs in Colorado. Colorado’s diverse energy sector includes more than 30,000 jobs involving energy efficiency, more than any other part of the energy sector (more than solar and wind, oil, natural gas, or coal), according to a 2017 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Yet the Trump administration and the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed devastating cuts (more than 40 percent in the House budget, 75 percent cuts in the administration’s budget) to these energy efficiency programs that benefit Colorado in the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

SWEEP helped in researching and placing the opinion piece.

 

Two Great News Stories on Electric Cars Feature SWEEP

Two recent, in-depth stories about growing interest in clean, electric vehicles featured SWEEP's transportation experts. Find out more: