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Sustainable Energy

Sustainable energy is energy that is consumed at insignificant rates compared to its supply and with manageable collateral effects, especially environmental effects.

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CSU, CSU Extension, and their valued partners offer a variety of programs to help answer your energy questions and provide you with the latest information.


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  • Xcel Energy Partners in Energy provides communities in Minnesota and Colorado free services to develop an energy plan and assistance with implementing that plan. Each community has its own unique energy needs and priorities, and Partners in Energy tailors its services to complement each community’s vision. Xcel Energy Partners in Energy
  • As part of our land-grant mission, CSU Extension ran the Rural Energy Center from 2013-2019 to help rural Colorado make more informed energy decisions. This website archives past projects and sustainable energy information that their audience found valuable over the years. Rural Energy Center
  • Proper use of trees, shrubs, vines, and man-made structures can modify the climate around your home to reduce heat gains in summer and heat losses in winter. Landscaping for Energy Conservation
  • This fact sheet discusses how energy is used in typical Colorado homes, how to analyze one’s energy bills, how to reduce energy demand in a home, and use of energy efficient equipment. The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency
  • The mission of Your Energy Colorado is to facilitate sustainable energy decisions. They put the power to determine Colorado’s energy future in your hands. Check out their Home Energy Guide.

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