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For Our Metro Denver Green Homes tour, we are featuring Special Guest Speakers all through September.   
Get all the details here. 
And for this year's Chaffee Green Home tour we have a special evening presentation September 17 with two of the State's top new energy movers and shakers,   
Don't miss and get all the details here.  
Speaker Series and Publications

List of links to Selected NECO & COSSA Presentations and Publications

Additional Resources

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Link Your King Soopers Loyalty Card to NECO:


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  5. Click “enroll”. Your purchases are now automatically linked to NECO!  

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Colorado Solar and Storage Association resources on solar initiatives in Colorado.


Distributed Solar Generation Policy and Rate Design (Vote Solar)

Guide for regulatory policies and electric rate designs to enable the growth of distributed solar generation and related innovative ‘behind­the­meter’ technologies.


Easing the Transition to a More Distributed Energy System

(Interstate Renewable Energy Council) This report offers five approaches for state utility regulators to allow for a more modern electricity grid that enables a cleaner energy future.


Green Tariff Shared Renewables Net Benefits Assessment (Clean Coalition)
Presentation to California Public Utilities Commission on net benefits of distributed energy resources and policy guidance to realize benefits in Distributed Resource Plan.


Lower­-Income Solar Policy Guide
The guide offers policy options to allow solar to address some of the greatest challenges faced by lower­income communities: the high cost of housing, unemployment, and pollution.


Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America (Center for a New Energy Economy)
Report containing more than 200 new ideas for presidential action to address climate change and the nation’s transition to clean energy.


RMI Outlet (Rocky Mountain Institute)
This blog explores topics critical to RMI's mission to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources.


The Sharing Utility: Enabling and Rewarding Utility Performance, Service, and Value in a Distributed Energy Age
Presentation by Karl Rabago, Executive Director of Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School, to Solar Power Colorado 2016 conference regarding state of electric utilities and possibilities for a transformed, “sharing utility” model. 


Solar Energy: Where Are We Headed? (COSSA and Vote Solar)
Presentation to University of Denver class on history of solar in Colorado, current state of the industry, upcoming issues, and transformation of the utility model.

Join this special presentation on clean energy incentives and options in the new Inflation Reduction Act.  
  • 6:30 p.m. on the 17th at A Church in Salida, 419 D St.

  • Tom Plant, Senior Policy Advisor for the Center for the New Energy Economy and Chair of Arkansas Valley Energy Future,

  • Jeff Lyng, Environmental Policy Director at Xcel Energy.


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Wednesday September 14, 7pm, 
  • Bill Lucas of Helio Home, " Electrify your Life / Electrify your Home! ".

    • 17695 South Golden Road, Golden free and open to the public

Wednesday September 21, 7 pm ,

  • Paul Kriescher, Heart of a Building Executive Producer/ Host, "How Durability and Sustainability can save your home: The Story behind one family's home inside the Marshall Fire Burn area ",

    • 17695 South Golden Road, Golden free and open to the public

Thursday September 29, 7 pm , 

  • Conor Merrigan, Program Manager Sustainability  - Spirit Environmental, " Scaling up Green Homes to Green Neighborhoods. 

    • Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave. Golden free and open to the public

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