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Energy Thinking

By |2018-03-08T12:06:57-07:00February 20th, 2018|Power Local|

LONG-TERM ENERGY CONSCIOUSNESS In the December 22nd blog post, an LPEA long-term strategy sub-committee was briefly mentioned. This subcommittee was recommended by LPEA Director Guinn Unger (District 4) as a way to examine the long-term future of LPEA and how to both decrease rates while increasing our utilization of local, clean energy. Who doesn't [...]

Local, Renewable Energy & Jobs

By |2019-07-21T09:10:15-06:00February 20th, 2018|Power Local|

POWER LOCAL: FACTS AND FIGURES Clean Energy Jobs* in Colorado Colorado’s clean energy industry is significant and growing, employing more than 62,000 workers in 2015. Employers expect the clean energy sector to grow 2 percent over the next year, adding 1,474 more jobs. After the Denver metro area (46,244 jobs), Boulder and Fort Collins-Loveland [...]


By |2018-03-08T12:08:50-07:00February 6th, 2018|Power Local, Press Releases|

LOCAL NON-PROFITS ASK FERC TO DENY TRI-STATE PETITION Motion to Intervene rebukes Tri-State fixed cost recovery fee in support of lower rates and local, renewable energy that supports our economy February 1, 2018- Durango, Colorado - Two area non-profit organizations have filed a motion to intervene asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to, [...]

Continued Engagement with the City in 2018

By |2018-03-08T12:09:30-07:00December 22nd, 2017|Power Local|

WORKING WITH THEY CITY OF DURANGO IN 2018 While we received a positive response from the Durango City Council, they will not be signing a 100% local, renewable energy petition until a more detailed road map on how to get there exists. This will mean continued engagement between the City of Durango, LPEA, Local [...]


By |2018-03-08T12:10:09-07:00October 17th, 2017|Power Local|

October 17, 2017 More than 50 cities across the United States have committed to equitable transitions to 100% renewable energy futures. Today, we asked the Durango City Council to join this growing movement by committing to 100% local, renewable energy by 2050. Doing so would: Keep energy dollars local by offering businesses entrepreneurial investment [...]

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