A state credit for income-qualified new and used EV buyers to trade in older gas cars will add up to $6,000 to existing lucrative discounts to push electrification
Should insurance companies have to let Coloradans replace broken gas appliances with electric models?
A bill in the legislature proposes home warranty owners be allowed to make the switch.
How to make the right ethical decisions when recycling and reusing as Colorado pushes for clean energy
We asked recycling and reuse experts to take on a reader’s dilemma about retiring perfectly good fossil fuel-powered machinery.
Heat pumps are having a moment in Colorado, but do they really work in the bitter cold? Yes.
Developed in 1857, tech improvements are making heat pumps a viable element in the contemporary transition to cleaner, more energy efficient homes.
How Coloradans can find home electrification rebates and save big
We sorted through new and tantalizing layers of federal, state, Xcel and local credits for buying clean heat pumps, water heaters and more
Auto companies want to make EVs easily accessible for Colorado consumers. Will a subscription plan work?
You’re a modern human. So you’re well aware that the modern world is trying to subscription-ize everything. You’ve considered, accepted or rejected subscriptions to monthly mystery boxes of new clothing, refills on laundry detergent, earthy boxes of organic vegetables or pandemic-escapism children’s toys. How about subscribing to an electric vehicle? Autonomy and other startups are […]
Xcel Energy’s new electric vehicle incentives include used-car rebates, wiring homes for chargers
Xcel Energy’s new roster of electric vehicle rebates is winning praise from environmental groups, with Colorado’s dominant utility expanding incentives to include used vehicles, speeding up the all-important charging network and working with landlords to install apartment chargers. Xcel is also asking customers who use the charging station incentives to sign up for a demand […]
Can anyone keep climate-friendly homes off the gas grid? A community in Arvada is trying.
The engineers and climate science enthusiasts living in Arvada’s Geos homes are famously in control of everything in their 28-home neighborhood. They can tell you that when it’s 20 degrees outside, an efficient exchanger can transfer 90% of the indoor air’s existing heat energy to incoming fresh air. They can tell you how far their […]
Colorado wants to add EV chargers to rest areas, but the federal government is blocking the road
By Nathaniel Minor, CPR News Sometime in the near future, Colorado Department of Transportation officials would like for you to be able to pull over at one of its rest areas and charge your electric vehicle. But federal law that prevents the commercialization of interstate right-of-ways — including rest areas, park-and-rides, and similar facilities across […]
About 30% of Denver’s homes lack air conditioning. Here’s the city’s environmentally friendly solution.
As temperatures rose to triple digits in Denver Tuesday, the city’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency released a plan outlining steps in which city residents can stay comfortable and safe through future heat waves — which are likely to get worse — without causing further damage to the environment. About 30% of Denver […]