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Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 23, 20172min438
Imagine this, people who have been waiting long enough for some George Jetson innovation: a home or office building that could sense how many people were inside, where they are and generally what they’re doing, then adjust the thermostat and ventilation. In the bargain, energy savings up to about 30 percent. That’s what researchers at […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicMay 1, 20175min273
The big game this week will strut into the open on Tuesday at 8:40 a.m., when the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 267, the forebodingly titled “Sustainability of Rural Colorado” proposal. The bill would rescue the proposed state budget from its wretchedness by refilling $500 million in hospital cuts and generating […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 26, 20175min460

A bipartisan bill to reauthorize a popular and by most accounts dramatically successful utility-run <a href="https://www.coloradostatesman.com/state-energy-efficiency-program-renewal-faces-main-legislative-hurdle-thursday/" target="_blank">energy efficiency program</a> in the state was detoured Wednesday on its way to the Senate floor. Republicans on the Senate agricultural and energy committee voted as a bloc to send <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb17-1227" target="_blank">House Bill 1227</a> to the hardline Senate finance committee.



Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 20, 20173min285
House Bill 1227 isn’t the sexiest piece of legislation — not with a title like “Electric Demand-Side Management Program Extension” — but it’s likely the bill will put some energy in your bank account, in a good way. Since 2007, the state Public Utilities Commission has pressed investor-owned utilities to find ways to make homes and businesses […]

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