Press Coverage

May 2022

April 2022

  • This fossil-free technology heats homes in frigid Fraser
    Colorado Newsline - April 28, 2022
    Several bills working their way through the Colorado Legislature this spring would nudge Coloradans toward low- and no-carbon technologies. All cost more up front, but save money, sometimes lots of it, over time, while reducing or eliminating emissions.
  • Fossil-free technology that heats homes in frigid Fraser
    The Aspen Times - April 28, 2022
    Colorado needs many more air-source heat pumps — and fewer carbon emissions from buildings — to meet its mid-century decarbonization target goals of 90%.
  • Fossil-free technology that heats homes in frigid Fraser
    Vail Daily - April 28, 2022
    Colorado needs many more air-source heat pumps — and fewer carbon emissions from buildings — to meet its mid-century decarbonization target goals of 90%.
  • Clean cars mean cleaner air and cost savings for NM {OP-ED}
    Albuquerque Journal - April 28, 2022
    Electric vehicles (EVs) can help all New Mexicans get where they need to go without paying a lot for gasoline or diesel fuel. EVs use much less energy compared to gasoline-fueled vehicles and can be powered by locally-produced renewable electricity at stable and predictable prices rather than imported oil. Charging at home is roughly the same as fueling up on dollar-a-gallon gasoline.
  • Several bills in the state legislature aim to nudge Coloradans toward low- and zero-carbon homes
    Boulder Reporting Lab - April 27, 2022
    One of them, sponsored by Rep. Tracey Bernett, who represents parts of Louisville, would mandate statewide building codes. Others would create incentives for heat pumps, energy storage and geothermal. Only one has bipartisan sponsors.
  • Fossil-Free Technology that Heats Homes in Frigid Fraser
    Pagosa Daily Post - April 27, 2022
    Several bills working their way through the Colorado Legislature this spring would nudge Coloradans toward low- and no-carbon technologies. All cost more upfront, but save money, sometimes lots of it, over time, while reducing or eliminating emissions.
  • Fossil-free technology that heats homes in frigid Fraser
    The Ark Valley Voice - April 27, 2022
    Colorado needs many more air-source heat pumps — and fewer carbon emissions from buildings — to meet its mid-century decarbonization target goals of 90 percent.
  • Fossil-free technology that heats homes in frigid Fraser
    Sterling Journal-Advocate - April 26, 2022
    Several bills working their way through the Colorado Legislature this spring would nudge Coloradans toward low- and no-carbon technologies. All cost more upfront, but save money, sometimes lots of it, over time, while reducing or eliminating emissions.
  • Fossil-free technology that heats homes in frigid Fraser
    The Fort Morgan TImes - April 26, 2022
    Colorado needs many more air-source heat pumps — and fewer carbon emissions from buildings — to meet its mid-century decarbonization target goals of 90%.
  • Polis to speak at Net Zero Cities event in Loveland
    Loveland Reporter-Herald - April 24, 2022
    Colorado Governor Jared Polis will speak at Net Zero Cities, a BizWest event that will address various aspects of climate change.
  • Polis to speak at Net Zero Cities event in Loveland
    Greeley Tribune - April 23, 2022
    Polis will discuss the state’s plans to become 100% powered by renewable energy by 2040, including costs, strategies for attainment, and reasons behind the effort.
  • United Power's Attempt to Leave Tri-State 'Invalidated' by FERC Decision
    California Energy Markets - April 22, 2022
    A decision by federal energy regulators invalidated the efforts of a Colorado generation and transmission cooperative's largest member to withdraw and will allow Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to plan for member departures with greater certainty.
  • The Future of Clean/Electric Vehicles Statewide {RADIO INTERVIEW}
    KRWG Public Media - April 22, 2022
    On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with Southwest Energy Efficiency Project New Mexico Representative, Tammy Fiebelkorn, she is also Albuquerque City Councilor for District 7, about the future of clean cars statewide.
  • EVs are coming to Colorado. This bill would require charging stations at new large buildings.
    Colorado Newsline - April 20, 2022
    The Colorado House advanced a policy to require electric vehicle charging equipment at large residential and commercial buildings.
  • Bill to require electric vehicle charging for new, large residential, commercial buildings advances in House
    Real Vail - April 20, 2022
    Over protests from Republicans, the Colorado House advanced a policy to require electric vehicle charging equipment at large residential and commercial buildings.
  • Electrifying Your Home: Toward A Carbon-Free Footprint
    Climate Action Homes podcast - April 18, 2022
    SWEEP's Christine Brinker is interviewed on the Climate Action Homes podcast.
  • Options to Improve Transportation Choices for Earth Day
    The Denver North Star - April 15, 2022
    Sloan’s Lake resident and SWEEP Transportation Program Director Travis Madsen and his family recently sold their second car and replaced it with an e-bike.
  • With air quality worsening, Colorado’s top environmental officials seek millions more to fight pollution
    The Denver Post - April 10, 2022
    With the threat of missing another benchmark for improving air quality hovering like a blanket of summer smog, Colorado’s top environmental officials are asking the legislature for $47 million to hire more people and build better technology for monitoring unhealthy air, especially along the northern Front Range.
  • Results are in on Utah residential energy code study
    Building Safety Journal - April 6, 2022
    Utah’s Residential Energy Code Field Study shows a big opportunity for cost savings and emissions reductions
  • 3 new laws will impact the greening of Colorado real estate
    Colorado Real Estate Journal - April 6, 2022
    The Colorado State General Assembly’s 2021 session passed three laws impacting the greening of Colorado real estate – Electric Utility Promote Beneficial Electrification Act (SB21-246), Adopt Programs Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Utilities Act (2B21-264), and the Public Utilities Commission Encourage Renewable Energy Generation Act (SB21- 261), all of which aim to help achieve Colorado’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
  • Boulder-area cities seek consistency in energy codes
    Boulder Daily Camera - April 3, 2022
    For municipalities that want to become more sustainable and energy efficient, building and energy codes are one of their most effective tools. Buildings, especially commercial and industrial ones, are huge producers of greenhouse gasses. In Boulder, commercial and industrial buildings are responsible for 53% of the city’s total greenhouse gas emissions. By adopting more-stringent building codes, cities and towns can mandate how sustainable new buildings must be.
  • Boulder-area cities seek consistency in energy codes
    Longmont Times-Call - April 3, 2022
    The drive for more consistent codes is something builders want.
  • Governor Polis, Legislative and Community Leaders propose Transformative Clean Air Legislation
    Ark Valley Voice - April 1, 2022
    On March 31, Governor Jared Polis joined legislative leadership, bill sponsors, and community leaders to unveil comprehensive legislation to preserve and protect Colorado’s air quality, and ensure Coloradans are healthy, safe, and can thrive. Just last summer, as wildfires engulfed the west, Colorado had the worst air quality in the world, reminding Front Range communities of the ‘brown cloud’ of pollution that had enveloped the metro area decades earlier.
  • E-bikes, electric school buses eyed in air-quality proposals ahead of 2022 ozone season
    Colorado Newsline - April 1, 2022
    One year after Colorado’s long-running battle with air pollution took another turn for the worse, Gov. Jared Polis joined Democratic lawmakers at the Capitol on March 31 to tout a package of new funding aimed at averting another smog-filled summer in 2022 and beyond.

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