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SWEEP Recognizes Five Legislators for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

(Boulder, CO) – The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) presented 2019 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards to three members of the Colorado legislature and two members of the New Mexico legislature. All five individuals were sponsors of important energy efficiency legislation adopted in their respective state in 2019.

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SWEEP Hosts 16th Annual Southwest Energy Efficiency Workshop in Broomfield, CO
November 18, 2019
Regional and national energy efficiency professionals gathered Nov. 7-8. 2019, in Broomfield, CO for SWEEP’s 16th Annual Southwest Utility Energy Efficiency Workshop. The annual forum draws leading utility, regulatory, state, federal, non-profit and industry representatives to discuss the status of utility demand-side management (DSM) programs in the Southwest and learn about innovative DSM programs and technologies. The 2019 workshop featured...
Salt River Project Outperforms FY 2019 Energy Efficiency Goals, Exceeds 2% Annual Savings
November 15, 2019
Arizona’s Salt River Project (SRP) reported that it saved 2.19% savings as a percent of retail sales during its 2019 fiscal year, surpassing its goal of 2.0%. The utility delivered 655.6 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of savings through its expanded energy efficiency programs. These savings are equal to the amount of power needed to serve 36,000 homes for a year. SRP serves about 1.1 million customers in Arizona. SWEEP congratulates SRP on its continued success...
Tri-State, national partners to advance low carbon energy use across Colorado
October 29, 2019
(Westminster, Colo.) Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association joins the national Beneficial Electrification League (BEL), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and others today to announce establishment of the BEL’s first state chapter, which will advance beneficial electrification in Colorado. Additional participants in launching the Beneficial Electrification League of Colorado...
IMT Launches Energy Code Compliance Study in Arizona and Utah
October 9, 2019
Across the Unites States, high utility bills are costing homeowners a significant portion of their monthly incomes. According to the most recent EIA Residential Energy Consumption Survey, about one in five households reported reducing or forgoing basic necessities like food and medicine to pay an energy bill. Stronger energy codes and more widespread code compliance can help change the tide on this type of energy poverty. Improving compliance with residential...
Energy Efficiency Business Roundtable Oct. 2, 2019
October 1, 2019
A roundtable discussion on what’s happening in energy efficiency in Nevada will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the UNR Innevation Center---Powered by Switch, 450 Sinclair St., Reno. A featured component of the discussion are the new opportunities for businesses to save energy and money through cost-effective upgrades to their lighting, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and other energy using systems.  There...
Colorado Maintains High Ranking in State Energy Efficiency Scorecard; New Mexico and Nevada Move Up
October 1, 2019
Colorado remained in 14th place in the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), while New Mexico and Nevada achieved higher rankings compared to those in last year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Colorado continued its strong showing in 2019, gaining points for increasing funding as well as the energy savings achieved by utility energy efficiency programs. Colorado...
New Report Explores Trailblazing Grid-Integrated & Energy Efficient Housing Developments In The Southwest
September 20, 2019
(Boulder, CO) – A new report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project explores the penetration level of smart, connected, energy-saving, and grid-integrated technology in new housing developments springing up across the southwestern U.S. The report finds a significant nexus making these communities attractive to homebuyers/consumers, home builders and electric utilities. “Our organization is dedicated to increasing energy efficiency...
GoEV City Coalition Recognizes Denver as GoEV City
September 19, 2019
(DENVER, CO) - CoPIRG and the Go EV City coalition recognized Denver as a Go EV City today to acknowledge their ambitious goals to promote electric vehicles in the city and state.  These goals include plans to electrify the city fleet, public transportation, taxis and ride-share companies, and all passenger vehicles in the community in the coming decades. Allison Conwell, an advocate with CoPIRG, spoke at the press conference to acknowledge...
High Stakes for Colorado in Anticipated Clean Cars Program Rollback
September 17, 2019
For further information: Travis Madsen, Transportation Program Director | 720-937-2609 According to news reports, on Wednesday the Trump administration will revoke Colorado’s authority to set tougher emission standards for automobiles. This would be a direct attack on Colorado’s participation in the Clean Cars Program, which the state adopted in 2018 and 2019. The Clean Cars Program requires...
Xcel Energy Proposes Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot In Colorado
September 10, 2019
On Friday, Xcel Energy filed a request for the approval of a $9 million investment in electric vehicle (EV) make-ready infrastructure projects to be completed in 2020-21. This proposal follows the passage Senate Bill 19-077, which allows Colorado’s regulated utilities to recover the cost of EV charging infrastructure investments and requires them to submit Transportation Electrification Plans (TEPs) before May 15, 2020. Of the proposed $9 million...