News Archives

On this page you'll find links to dozens of articles and interviews about Garfield Clean Energy.

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

2014 news

Gassing up CNG effort (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, March 13 2014)

Group encouraging fleets to switch to compressed natural gas (KJCT, March 12, 2014)

Mesa County Builds Widespread Demand for Compressed Natural Gas (KREX, March 12, 2014)

Fueling fleets with CNG a gas? (The Business Times, Feb 27 2014)

Event geared to educate public on how to get energy rebates and local loans (Aspen Daily News, Feb. 11)

CLEER, CORE Help West Slope Co-op Save Energy (Colorado Energy News, Feb.  11)

CLEER, CORE to host utility rebate workshops Feb. 13, 20 (Glenwood Post Independent, Feb. 10)

CLEER and CORE host events (Sopris Sun, Feb. 6)

Utility Workshops (Sopris Sun, Feb. 6)

Buildings monitored by Energy Navigator (CMC Marmot, Feb 3, 2014)

C’dale celebrates installation of three solar arrays (Sopris Sun, Jan. 23)

New life for the old Sheridan Saloon in downtown Carbondale (Glenwood Post Independent, Jan. 12)

Harvey to chair energy board for coming year (Aspen Times, Jan. 12)

Harvey to chair GCE board for 2014 (Glenwood Post Independent, Jan. 12)

History in the remaking (Sopris Sun, Jan. 9)

CMC uses energy-use software (Salida Mountain Mail, Jan. 6)

2013 news

Carbondale eyes energy tax to fund projects (Denver Post, Dec. 30)

Colorado Mountain College buildings plug into CLEER’s Energy Navigator tracking system (Summit Daily News, Dec. 29)

Carbondale eyes ‘energy tax’ to fund projects (Glenwood Post Independent Dec. 25)

CMC tracks energy use with CLEER’s Energy Navigator (Leadville Herald, Dec. 23)

Colorado Mountain College buildings are now on the Energy Navigator (Glenwood Post Independent Dec. 22)

Alpine Bank's Green Team celebrates a decade of energy savings (Delta County Living, Dec. 17)

Alpine Bank's Green Team celebrates a decade of energy savings at branches (Montrose Mirror, Dec. 17)

Alpine Bank's Green Team celebrates a decade of energy savings at branches (Glenwood Post Independent, Dec. 17)

Schwartz works on state-by-state energy plan (Glenwood Post Independent, Dec. 14)

Carbondale Energy Conference Tackles Funding, Opportunities (KAJX, Nov. 14)

State-led efforts seen as vital for clean energy (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Nov. 14)

Powering Up Colorado gets down on energy economics (Sopris Sun, Nov. 7)

‘Chasing Ice’ documentary comes to Carbondale (Aspen Times, Oct. 28)

‘Chasing Ice’ documentary comes to Carbondale (Glenwood Business Journal, Oct. 22)

Garfield County Clean Energy awards honor plant operators, utilities, contractors (Glenwood Post Independent, Oct. 19)

Clean energy awards dinner set (Rifle Citizen Telegram, Oct. 17)

CLEER expert praises effort to move to CNG (Glenwood Post Independent, Oct. 4)

Carbondale waits on hiking contribution to GCE/CLEER (Glenwood Post Independent, Sept. 25)

Celebrate National Plug In Vehicle Day Sept. 27 (Glenwood Post Independent, Sept. 25)

CLEER hosts Glenwood Springs CNG station meeting (Glenwood Post Independent, Sept. 24)

Spirits of New Castle saves energy, wows customers (Glenwood Post Independent, Sept. 22)

GCE hosts second annual awards night (Sopris Sun, September 12, 2013)

Town of Silt sticks with Garfield Clean Energy group (Glenwood Post, Sept. 11, 2013)

Project aims to make fueling fleets a gas (The Business Times, Sept. 11, 2013)

Region shifts toward CNG as fueling option (Glenwood Post, August 29, 2013)

Natural-gas use gains traction on Western Slope (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, August 29, 2013)

CLEER hires Kaup, Shmigelsky as energy coaches (Aspen Business Journal, August 28, 2013)

CLEER hires Kaup, Shmigelsky as energy coaches (Glenwood Business Journal, August 28, 2013)

Encana, GCE team up on CNG regional tour (Glenwood Post, August 27, 2013)

Parachute on the cutting edge (Grand Valley Echo, Aug-Sept., 2013)

Energy Brief: Compressed Natural Gas Rolling Tour to stop in Parachute on Aug. 28 (Grand Valley Echo, Aug-Sept., 2013)

Carbondale green with energy (Glenwood Post, August 10, 2013)

Plug-in vehicles gaining traction in local market (Glenwood Post, August 10, 2013)

Benefits of electric cars in Colorado justify subsidies (Denver Post, August 9, 2013)

Glenwood Springs rebates make LED lighting more affordable (Glenwood Business Journal, August 9, 2013)

Plug-in vehicles starting to sell around the Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen Business Journal, August 9, 2013)

Plug-in vehicles starting to sell around the Roaring Fork Valley (Glenwood Business Journal, August 9, 2013)

Charge your EV for free in Carbondale (Glenwood Post, July 31, 2013)

Nine Colorado counties to get coaching on alternative fuels (Denver Post, July 29, 2013)

Project could fuel the move for new CNG station (Glenwood Post, July 28, 2013)

Alt fuels coaching could kick-start Glenwood Springs CNG station (Glenwood Post, July 27, 2013)

Coaching will coax the way to new fuels (Durango Herald, July 26, 2013)

Garfield County among those selected for alternative fuels project (Glenwood Post, July 26, 2013)

Carbondale's new library: more of everything (Sopris Sun, July 25, 2013)

Alternative fuel vehicles project starts in nine Colorado counties (Denver iJournal, July 24, 2013)

Alternative fuel vehicles project starts in nine Colorado counties (Glenwood Business Journal, July 24, 2013)

Grant to encourage alternative-fuel use in vehicles (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, July 24, 2013)

Statewide Program Aims to Expand Compressed Natural Gas Use in Garfield County (KAJX, July 23, 2013)

Boulder County could see more vehicles on alternative fuels (Boulder Daily Camera, July 23, 2013)

Routt County to be part of new alternative fuel vehicle project (Steamboat Today, July 23, 2013)

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Project (Northern Colorado CBS 5, July 23, 2013)

Larimer County to get help with use of alternative fuel vehicles (Loveland Reporter Herald, July 23, 2013)

Energy upgrade rebates available in Garfield County (Glenwood Business Journal, July 19, 2013)

Garfield Clean Energy upgrade rebate funds available until Aug. 31 (Glenwood Post Independent, July 19, 2013)

Energy upgrade rebates available (Sopris Sun, July 18, 2013)

Energy upgrade rebate funds available until Aug. 31 (Rifle Citizen Telegram, July 18, 2013)

Old Mountain Gift & Jewelry’s Beasley becoming an energy hero (Grand Valley Echo, July-August 2013)

Third Street Center reaches 100 percent energy efficiency (Glenwood Post Independent, July 8, 2013)

No Name resident warms up with energy upgrades (Glenwood Post Independent, July 5, 2013)

Mi Casita goes CLEER to cut energy costs (Sopris Sun, July 4, 2013)

Lighting retrofit to save more than $10,000 a year at Grand Valley Recreation Center (Glenwood Business Journal, July 1, 2013)

Carbondale’s Third Street Center reaches 100 percent efficiency, renewable energy milestone (Glenwood Business Journal, June 24, 2013)

Third Street Center reaches energy milestone (Sopris Sun, June 20, 2013)

Battlement Mesa school wins Bike and Walk to School Challenge (Glenwood Post Independent, May 28, 2013)

Battlement Mesa school wins energy saving challenge (Rifle Citizen Telegram, May 23, 2013)

Fill 'er up (Sopris Sun, May 23, 2013)

BUE wins GCE challenge, CMS second, CCS third (Sopris Sun, May 16, 2013)

Colorado: Smart energy management helps Summit School District realize substantial savings (Summit County Citizens Voice, May 10, 2013)

Colorado groups announce the launch of Refuel Colorado Fleets (Channel 7 Denver, May 9, 2013)

Refuel Colorado Fleets looking for towns to make clean fuels transition (Glenwood Business Journal, May 8, 2013)

Refuel Colorado Fleets looking for towns to make clean fuels transition (Glenwood Post Independent, May 8, 2013)

CLEER to lead statewide clean fuels training project (Glenwood Post Independent, April 26, 2013)

State picks CLEER to head $225,000 project (Sopris Sun, April 25, 2013)

CLEER to lead statewide clean fuels training project (Aspen Business Journal, April 22, 2013)

Bike & Walk challenge slated for April 23-25 (Sopris Sun, April 18, 2013)

Let the Sun Shine in (Grand Valley Echo, April-May, 2013)

Facility Managers' Roundtable (Glenwood Post Independent, April 3, 2013)

CLEER hires McGregor, Metcalf for clean energy programs (Glenwood Post Independent, April 1, 2013)

Fuel expert touts compressed natural gas (Durango Herald, March 13, 2013)

Garfield Clean Energy project featured in LED lightmaker's marketing materials (Glenwood Post Independent, March 11, 2013)

Governor helps RFTA usher in CNG bus era (Glenwood Post Independent, March 7, 2013)

Trillium top candidate for public CNG station (Glenwood Post Independent, March 7, 2013)

Group pairs clean energy, growth (Steamboat Today, March 7, 2013)

Trustees discuss solar energy mandate (Glenwood Post Independent, March 1, 2013)

Carbondale to spend $100,000 on energy efficiency this year (Glenwood Post Independent, February 21, 2013)

Orchard photo (Sopris Sun, February 21, 2013)

Trustees explore second year of energy efficiency work (Glenwood Post Independent, February 19, 2013)

Orchard to start growing its own electricity (Glenwood Post Independent, February 14, 2013)

Carbondale, Garfield County team up to fund energy efficiency (Glenwood Post Independent, January 22, 2013)

Measure & Manager (Treatment Plant Operator magazine, February 2013)

Thrift Store Gets Thrifty with Energy (Glenwood Post Independent, January 12, 2013)

Lighting Science Group case study on Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (January 1, 2013)

2012 news

Miser's Mercantile saving 20 percent with lighting upgrades (Glenwood Post Independent, December 29, 2012)

Gabe Chenoweth of KMTS interviews CLEER's Mike Ogburn about energy savings in Garfield County, GCE's/CLEER's work, and the Energy Navigator (KMTS Radio, December 14, 2012)
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CLEER/CORE rebates and assistance available (Sopris Sun, December 14, 2012)

Garfield Clean Energy continues to evolve (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, December 12, 2012)

Glenwood aims for natural gas station (Daily Sentinel, December 4, 2012)

County kicks in for CNG station incentive (Glenwood Post Independent, December 4, 2012)

Orrison Distributing taps $16K in energy savings (Glenwood Post Independent, November 24, 2012)

GCE Offers Contractor Training (Sopris Sun, November 22, 2012)

Regional Biking and Walking Fall Mini-Summit (Glenwood Post Independent, November 20, 2012)

Natural gas for vehicle fuel costly to make (Daily Sentinel, November 19, 2012)

Energy upgrade loans (Rifle Citizen Telegram, November 15, 2012)

Garfield Clean Energy offers low-interest loans for energy upgrades (Glenwood Post Independent, November 14, 2012)

Glenwood Caverns preserves formations and saves money (IAAPA Funworld magazine, November 2012, pdf)

Glenwood Caverns preserves formations and saves money (IAAPA Funworld magazine, November 2012)

Glenwood to consider CNG station incentive (Glenwood Post Independent, November 1, 2012)

CLEER offers rebates (Sopris Sun, October 18, 2012)

New rebates available for energy upgrades (Glenwood Post Independent, October 12, 2012)

Ritter applauds Garfield Clean Energy (Glenwood Post Independent, October 8, 2012)

Garfield Clean Energy Innovation Awards recognizes pioneers in clean energy concepts (Glenwood Business Journal, October 6, 2012)

Garfield Clean Energy Innovation Awards with Former Gov. Bill Ritter (Glenwood Post Independent, October 5, 2012)

EPA recognizes Carbondale for energy savings (Sopris Sun, October 4, 2012)

Building our economy through energy efficiency (Sopris Sun, October 4, 2012)

Ritter to speak at Garfield Energy Innovation Awards event (Glenwood Post Independent, October 3, 2012)

Carbondale board approves fall energy efficiency campaign (Glenwood Post Independent, September 27, 2012)

Roof insulation nets Rifle building a 44 percent drop in gas use (Rifle Citizen Telegram, September 27, 2012)

Rifle: New king of solar power? (Rifle Citizen Telegram, September 27, 2012)

Saving energy = economic boost, new jobs (Rifle Citizen Telegram, September 27, 2012)

Trustees award Garfield Clean Energy $80K for fall campaign (Sopris Sun, September 27, 2012)

Ex-Gov. Speak at Energy Awards (Sopris Sun, September 27, 2012)

CMS student teaches family to save energy (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, September 17, 2012)

Local investing helps area's economic ecosystem 'evolve' (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, September 15, 2012)

Fridgewize hopes to cool off commercial refrigeration bills (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, September 10, 2012)

Momentum building for CNG station in Glenwood (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, September 8, 2012)

CLEER Lands Ritter (Sopris Sun, September 6, 2012)

Rifle trucking firm cuts energy use for trucks, buildings (Rifle Citizen Telegram, September 6, 2012)

New Castle wastewater plant cuts electric bills (Denver Post, September 4, 2012)

Plant operators save energy by daily tweaking (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, September 4, 2012)

Efficient vehicle fleets conference this week (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 28, 2012)

CLEER, CORE, EB continue meetings (Sopris Sun, July 26, 2012)

Efficient fleet conference slated (Sopris Sun, July 19, 2012)

Hot Springs taps efficiency to cut electric demand (Aspen Times, July 9, 2012)

Hot Springs tapping energy efficiency to cut electric demand
(Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 9, 2012)

One Megawatt Campaign, Clean Energy Challenge featured at DOE SunShot Panel
(Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 2, 2012)

"Green Practices at Glenwood Hot Springs Good for Environment, Good for Business" Green Lodging News, July 2, 2012). For the online story, click here.

"An affordable way to harness the sun: solar leasing" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, June 25, 2012)

"CLEER rep presents campaign" (Sopris Sun, June 21, 2012)

"Carbondalers discussing “net zero” energy use" (Sopris Sun, June 14, 2012)

"A primer: CLEER,CORE and GCE" (Sopris Sun, June 14, 2012)

"Crystal Meadows named complex of the year" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, June 4, 2012)

"Carbondale Middle wins school biking challenge" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 31, 2012)

"Ex-Rifle mayor in new Redford documentary about Colorado River" (Rifle Citizen Telegram, May 31, 2012)

Amory Lovins photo (Sopris Sun, May 31, 2012)

"New Technology Could Help save Glenwood Caverns" (CBS 4 Denver, May 28, 2012)

"Sunnyside Retirement Center wins award" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 21, 2012)

"Efficient lighting helps preserve formations in Glenwood Caverns" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 21, 2012)

"Glenwood Caverns change lighting" (Aspen Times, May 21, 2012)

"Revenge of the Electric Car" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 11, 2012)

Amory Lovins presents "Reinventing Fire" (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 8, 2012)

Trails summit brings region's leaders together (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, April 21, 2012)

Church sees new kind of light with energy upgrades(Rifle Citizen Telegram, April 19, 2012)

Rifle could be among nation's most solar-charged cities (Rifle Citizen Telegram, April 12, 2011)

Main Street energy program to save regional businesses $240,000 a year (Denver Post, April 2, 2012)

Main Street energy program to save regional businesses $240,000 a year (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, April 2, 2012)

Regional 'Main Street' program lowers businesses' utility bills (Vail Daily, March 23, 2012)

Walking summit heads for Glenwood (Sopris Sun, March 22, 2012)

Garfield Clean Energy program highlighted in Department of Energy national newsletter (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, March 19, 2012)

DOE notices Garfield Clean Energy (Sopris Sun, March 15, 2012)

Fairgrounds riding arena is now a net energy generator (Rifle Citizen Telegram, March 15, 2012)

Energy efficiency looks good through rosé-colored glasses (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, February 24, 2012)

RFTA Gets $365,000 grant for cleaner buses (Aspen Times, February 9, 2012)

GCEC elects Russi, McKinney (Sopris Sun, February 2, 2012)

Western Colorado could meet east in CNG efforts (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, January 10, 2012)

RFTA seeks final OK for CNG buses (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, January 5, 2012)

2011 news

Banker finds energy efficiency upgrades make sense (Rifle Citizen Telegram, December 29, 2011)

Lighting upgrades save money, improve work space illumination (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Nov. 22, 2011)

A little higher (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Nov. 5, 2011)

Rifle Housing Authority launches energy efficiency improvement project (Rifle Citizen-Telegram, Nov. 3, 2011)

Saving money at Parachute Town Hall (Grand Valley Echo, Oct.-Nov., 2011)

Driving job creation, energy savings (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Oct. 9, 2011)

Two towns join countywide clean energy authority (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Oct. 5, 2011)

County commissioners give their approval to energy loan program (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Sept. 13, 2011)

Renewable energy forum growing greener (Aspen Daily News, Aug. 21, 2011)

Beloved schoolhouse shows historic buildings can be efficient (Grand Valley Echo, Aug.-Sept., 2011)

U.S. Senator Bennet visits Rifle (Rifle Citizen-Telegram, Aug. 18, 2011)

Bennet gets firsthand look at CNG potential (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Aug. 16, 2011)

Rivendell Sod Farm manager works to lower the energy load (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 30, 2011)

Garfield Clean Energy moves toward becoming free-standing clean energy authority (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 26, 2011)

Balcomb & Green cut energy costs in century-old building (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 25, 2011)

CNG fuel use needs statewide coordination (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 18, 2011)

Energy efficiency improvements make good sense for Good Health (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, July 9, 2011)

Juicy Lucy's energy savings bolster business expansion (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, June 27, 2011)

St. John Elementary wins the Garfield Clean Energy school challenge (Grand Valley Echo, June-July, 2011)
Marci Krivonen of KAJX interviews CLEER's Mike Ogburn about the Energy Navigator (KAJX Radio, June 20, 2011)
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Garfield Re-2 reduces energy use by 73 percent during Operation Shutdown (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 25, 2011)

Re-2, D-16 has clean-energy schools (Rifle Citizen-Telegram, May 19, 2011)
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St. John Elementary wins school energy challenge (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 17, 2011)

Garfield County puts 440 solar panels on grandstands roof at fairgrounds (Rifle Citizen-Telegram, April 28, 2011)

CLEER announces Clean Energy Challenge for schools (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, April 25, 2011)

Garfield County puts 440 solar panels on roof at fairgrounds (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, April 22, 2011)

New Castle adopts standards of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (Glenwood Springs Post Independent, April 12, 2011)

New website helps manage energy costs (Aspen Times, Feb. 28, 2011)