The Future of Colorado’s Renewable Energy, Solar Power, and Federal Infrastructure Funding

Several environmental protection groups have come forward and asked for bolder action from the Biden administration regarding climate change. On the first week of July, Jenifer Granholm, the US Energy secretary, visited Colorado to endorse the investments on the bipartisan bill to curb greenhouse emissions and promote clean energy.
She toured the state with Senator Jon Hickenlooper and D. Colo across Aurora’s community solar garden. They drove through the 40-acre …

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The Recent Release of a New Irradiance Measurement Tool by Fluke

Thanks to Fluke, there is now a modern and more efficient tool for the solar industry. Recent energy discoveries such as solar need modern, rigorously tested, and effective tools to give accurate measurements.
Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance meter is a recent tool that has been designed impeccably from the ground upwards. Thus, it is easy to install commission and troubleshoot the photovoltaic arrays now by measuring inclination, irradiance, and temperature, all using one tool.
Its impeccable feature is the friendly user interface and inbuilt temperature sensor. It also offers instant solar irradiation measurements, which complies …

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Report on Denver’s 2030 Renewable Electricity Project

It has now been more than two years since Mayor Hancock asked the City to switch to 100% renewable energy for the City’s electricity needs. There is no denying that is an aggressive goal. However, if achieved, it  could put Denver in the limelight among the top cities to run solely on renewable energy.
Contrary to the understanding of many, running on 100 percent renewable energy does not mean disconnecting from Xcel Energy. It means building a renewable capacity for the grid to meet the entire demand for electricity in the City.
A renowned renewable energy specialist, Jonathan Rogers, further explained and said, &#…

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Renewable Electricity: The 100% Renewable Electricity 2030 Goal

Xcel Energy has been the leading supplier of electricity across Denver and a significant proportion of Colorado. However, Denver holds a vision to use 100% renewable energy across Colorado by 2030.
Despite other states and countries working towards the same goal, for Denver, it is different. Denver seeks to help achieve a fully renewable electricity system, while other states focus on powering their cities and towns using renewable energy.
The disparency of Denver…

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Top Stores Where You Can Source Fresh and Local Produce in Denver during the Ongoing Pandemic

For almost a decade, Denver has been leading in sustainable farming. Markets in Denver have been praised for selling fresh and locally available produce. Even with the ongoing pandemic, most local organizations have switched to making online deliveries to prevent the spread of the virus.
If you need some locally produced products straight for the farm or instead get ready meals in a restaurant, we have listed the top stores for you.
1. Black Cat
Black …

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The Largest Community Solar Garden in Colorado is Fully Operational and Energizing Homes

If the idea of installing a solar panel in your home sounds too expensive, have you considered installing it in your garden?
Colorado has the most extensive solar garden- the Uncompahgre Community Solar Garden, which began operating in February 2021. No, the garden is not a first; it is the 22nd solar garden in Colorado, allowing anyone across the state to rely on its solar power.
The switch to solar energy in Colorado was heightened when Polis signed the Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act in 2019. The Act provided for more extensive gardens, like the one on which the Uncompahgre garden rests on. The aim was…

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A Guide to Denver Farmers Markets

Exploring Denver’s Farmer’s market during the summer can be an exciting task. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a disruption even in the market. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that things will go back to normal.
Farmers have always been the backbone of the economy. Although COVID-19 may have come with social distancing guidelines and strict food preparation guidelines, it is all for the best and is designed to keep everyone safe.
If you are hunting for fresh …

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The Top 4 Sustainable Businesses in Denver that You Should Purpose to Support

We all have our unique reasons as to why we love Denver. It could be the numerous amazing outdoor opportunities the City offers, or it could be the unmatched sense of community. Whichever your reason for loving Denver, we need to keep sustainability in mind.
To promote our growing environmentally friendly City, we have come up with a list of some local businesses that are passionate about taking care of the environment. Whether you are a guest or a full-time resident of the City, consider supporting …

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How Significant is the Oil and Gas Industry in Colorado’s Economy?

A recent report conducted by a national industry group shows that the oil and gas industry provides numerous jobs for residents of Colorado. The industry is said to support an average of 271,000 indirect jobs and 69,000 direct jobs.
On a national scale, the report indicated that the industry helps support 2.5 million direct and 8.8 million indirect jobs in the country, contributing 5.6% of available jobs.
While the report is necessary as the country struggles to get back on its feet after the pandemic, there are concerns about whether the number was inflated. Tom Sanzillo, the acting director of financial analysis in the …

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