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:
The inaugural LGEA workshop was held in Eagle, Colorado on August 29-30 2018.
Future LGEA workshops are under consideration.