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Advocates See Colorado’s Transportation Future in New Roaring Fork Electric Bus Service

[ASPEN, CO]  Today, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority launched eight new electric, zero-emissions buses as part of its public transit service, operating in and around the valley between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, Colorado. Leaders of the GoEV City Coalition, a group of non-profit organizations working to accelerate clean transportation solutions, praised the project:

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Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum Bolsters Conversations on Long-Term Planning Efforts for Accelerated Electric Vehicle Adoption
December 3, 2019
SWEEP, in partnership with Plug In America and the Energy Policy Innovation Council at Arizona State University, organized the first annual Arizona Transportation Electrification Forum on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. This forum launched the first of many events to foster conversations between Arizona policymakers, city managers, fleet operators, private industry, environmental and consumer advocates, and private citizens on what it will take to support...
SWEEP Welcomes Harlin Savage as New Communications Director
November 20, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Harlin Savage has joined SWEEP as our new Communications Director, replacing David Ellenberger. Harlin has 25 years of experience as a communications professional, most recently having served as Communications Director for Eco-Cycle in Boulder, CO. Prior to that she led the Public Lands and Water team at Resource Media. Harlin is working in SWEEP’s Boulder office. Her contact information is: ...
SWEEP Hosts 16th Annual Southwest Energy Efficiency Workshop in Broomfield, CO
November 18, 2019
Regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered Nov. 7-8. 2019, in Broomfield, CO for SWEEP’s 16th Annual Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop. The annual forum draws leading utility, regulatory, state, federal, non-profit and industry representatives to discuss the status of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs in the Southwest and learn about innovative DSM programs and technologies. The 2019 workshop featured...
Salt River Project Outperforms FY 2019 Energy Efficiency Goals, Exceeds 2% Annual Savings
November 15, 2019
Arizona’s Salt River Project (SRP) reported that it saved 2.19% savings as a percent of retail sales during its 2019 fiscal year, surpassing its goal of 2.0%. The utility delivered 655.6 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of savings through its expanded energy efficiency programs. These savings are equal to the amount of power needed to serve 36,000 homes for a year. SRP serves about 1.1 million customers in Arizona. SWEEP congratulates SRP on its continued success...
SWEEP Recognizes Five Legislators for Leadership in Energy Efficiency
November 13, 2019
(Boulder, CO) – The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) presented 2019 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards to three members of the Colorado legislature and two members of the New Mexico legislature. All five individuals were sponsors of important energy efficiency legislation adopted in their respective state in 2019. Awards were presented to Colorado State Senator Faith Winter, Representative Meg Froelich, and Representative Cathy Kipp...
Tri-State, national partners to advance low carbon energy use across Colorado
October 29, 2019
(Westminster, Colo.) Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association joins the national Beneficial Electrification League (BEL), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and others today to announce establishment of the BEL’s first state chapter, which will advance beneficial electrification in Colorado. Additional participants in launching the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado...
IMT Launches Energy Code Compliance Study in Arizona and Utah
October 9, 2019
Across the Unites States, high utility bills are costing homeowners a significant portion of their monthly incomes. According to the most recent EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey, about one in five households reported reducing or forgoing basic necessities like food and medicine to pay an energy bill. Stronger energy codes and more widespread code compliance can help change the tide on this type of energy poverty. Improving compliance with residential...
Energy Efficiency Business Roundtable Oct. 2, 2019
October 1, 2019
A roundtable discussion on what’s happening in energy efficiency in Nevada will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the UNR Innevation Center---Powered by Switch, 450 Sinclair St., Reno. A featured component of the discussion are the new opportunities for businesses to save energy and money through cost-effective upgrades to their lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and other energy using systems.  There...
Colorado Maintains High Ranking in State Energy Efficiency Scorecard; New Mexico and Nevada Move Up
October 1, 2019
Colorado remained in 14th place in the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), while New Mexico and Nevada achieved higher rankings compared to those in last year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Colorado continued its strong showing in 2019, gaining points for increasing funding as well as the energy savings achieved by utility energy efficiency programs. Colorado...
New Report Explores Trailblazing Grid-Integrated & Energy Efficient Housing Developments In The Southwest
September 20, 2019
(Boulder, CO) – A new report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project explores the penetration level of smart, connected, energy-saving, and grid-integrated technology in new housing developments springing up across the southwestern U.S. The report finds a significant nexus making these communities attractive to homebuyers/consumers, home builders and electric utilities. “Our organization is dedicated to increasing energy efficiency...