DOE Awards Colorado Renewable Energy Grants

Seven State Energy Program Special Projects grants were awarded to the Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Alternative, clean and efficient fuels are covered by four of the seven grants under the Clean Cities Programs. DOE will fund three Clean Cities Coalition coordinators positions in three regions. “OEMC is committed to helping our state make the best use of our energy resources,” said Drew Bolin, OEMC director. “These grants will help Colorado explore ways to address the rising costs of fuel through measures such as energy efficiency and alternative fuels.” The Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation’s Rebuild Colorado program will receive $100,000 to support energy efficient buildings. OEMC, which will award the grants, was awarded $75,000 for a study called “Colorado Biomass Market Transformation.” DOE’s State Energy Program Special Projects are awarded yearly on a competitive basis to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed energy projects. States submit proposals in response to DOE’s solicitation identifying how specific technologies can be implemented in their region of the country. DOE selects the projects that best meet national energy goals.

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