|Passing Federal Climate Action: A Western Slope Perspective|
October 14, 2021 – 6:00-7:00pm
It’s been in the news all year and now is the center of a Congressional stalemate. But what exactly is the Build Back Better Plan and what does it mean for Western Colorado? If you have been trying to follow along with all the goings-on in Washington D.C. and felt a bit at sea, we invite you to a conversation regarding this much talked about legislation and its impact on our lives and region.
We expect this will be a very lively and informative conversation about the climate impacts of this historic legislation!
Please register for this event here
|Colorado C-PACE and CCEF Seminar|
September 7, 2021 – 4:00pm
C-PACE is hosting a seminar in Paonia on September 7th; this will be a one-hour event to explain how C-PACE financing works, as well as to talk about the new CO Clean Energy Fund (CCEF). CCEF was recently established and funded as Colorado’s first green bank, and a major part of their mission is to help finance smaller C-PACE projects as well as projects that are historically harder to underwrite (rural, agricultural, etc.) in an ongoing effort to expand the C-PACE program’s outreach to all of Colorado’s communities and stakeholders.
Folks are encouraged to attend in person at the SEI Campus in Paonia, or they can attend online.
|Western Colorado Alliance’s Annual Conference |
August 14, 2021
They are formulating plans for the conference right now, and there will be much, much more to tell us in future weeks, but save the date for now. This is an important annual event in which they meet, conduct necessary business for the Alliance (like establishing our annual platform and electing officers), share important organizing information, and get inspired by great speakers in our work to make Western Colorado communities more healthy, just, and self-reliant.
|Industry Insights Series: C-PACE and Your Business|
May 27, 2021 – 10am
The Mesa County Commissioners voted on April 19th to opt-in to the C-PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Statewide District which could be useful for developers and building owners in the future. To learn more about C-PACE and get your questions answered register for the Industry Insights Series. Tracy Phillips, C-Pace Director will provide an overview of how the program works.
(C-PACE) Program Video
|Equity & Access to Green Bank Financing: A Primer What is a Green Bank and Why Does it Matter?|
May 25, 2021
Please join E2 for a webinar to delve into Green Banks — what they do, why they matter, how to access green bank financing for your project and, in particular, how green banks support minority-owned businesses and communities. We will hear from experts detailing their experiences with Green Banks and how to apply for clean energy-specific financing through green banks — an important source of capital for the clean energy economy.
|Just Transitions in Disproportionately Impacted Communities|
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