Regional Sustainability and Clean Energy
NWCCOG was asked to convene a meeting of all organizations in the region whose mission is to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, sustainability, resource conservation, and environmental preservation to see if there are any opportunities for regional collaboration and/or coordination. We alsoincluded staff from towns and counties in the region who are tasked with this same mission.
The idea for this effort was an outgrowth of the regional economic development planning effort undertaken by NWCCOG. There was interest expressed by participants to consider opportunities for collaboration in the context of economic development and growing the clean/green energy sector in our region.
A brainstorming meeting was held on Tuesday, January 22nd from 1 pm – 3 pm at Gypsum Town Hall. >> Read the Summary of the Green Groups Meeting
Below is a list of resources pertaining to sustainabilty/clean energy efforts throughout the region:
Organizations in the Region
NWCCOG Weatherization Program
Contact: Steve Getz, Director
Contact: Jason Haber, Energy Programs Manager
High Country Conservation Center
Contact: Jen Schenk, Executive Director
Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability
Contact: John Ryan Lockman, Programs Manager
Contact: Thomas Harris, President
Summit County Energy Action Plan
Contact: Kate Berg, Planner, Summit County
Utility Providers’ Programs
Eagle Valley Clean Energy – Wood Biomass Facility in Gypsum, Colorado
Prioritizing Clean Energy and Energy Conservation in Colorado’s Economic Development Strategy – Aspen CORE and Energy Smart Resource Center, May 2011.
Climate Impacts on the Winter Tourism Economy in the United States – Natural Resources Defense Council and Protect Our Winters, December 2012.
Sustainable Connections: Linking Sustainability and Economic Development – National League of Cities Policy Brief (2011)