Local governments across Colorado are becoming more interested in opportunities to save money, increase sustainability, and achieve community energy goals. Some communities have set bold renewable energy targets, while others simply want to reduce their energy bills. A vast array of energy programs and funding opportunities exist that can help local governments move forward however they see fit. At the same time, many local governments don’t have the staff or resources available to identify or implement these opportunities.

CSU Extension’s Local Government Energy Academy is a workshop intended to help elected officials and staff understand, prioritize, and implement cost effective opportunities for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicles. The LGEA workshop consists of a high-level overview of energy options in Colorado as well as deep dives into what local governments can do today to impact both their operations and the broader community.

Attendees of the LGEA will:

  • better understand how the energy transition is currently playing out in Colorado
  • learn about energy programs and funding opportunities available now
  • hear directly from communities that have already experimented with energy options
  • be able to identify the opportunities that work best for your community
  • make direct connections with agencies, consultants, and contractors who can help you implement next steps
  • become eligible for follow-up assistance from CSU Extension

The inaugural LGEA workshop will be held in Eagle, Colorado on August 29-30 2018.

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