Building electrification has started to take off in Colorado. A developer of the North Vista Highlands project at Pueblo has decided against installing natural gas lines into the 4,850-unit site. In Boulder and Boulder County, electric buildings are a crucial step toward climate action goals. But the jurisdictions emphasize comfort, not climate.
If Colorado is to meet its greenhouse gas goals, use of natural gas and propane will have to be vastly reduced in the building sector. An affordable housing complex with 27 units called Basalt Vista shows what this low-carbon future might look like.
In turns cheerful and stern, former U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth shared what about our energy story terrifies him and what makes him eager to get up in the morning.
Does the planet have the oil and other resources to support 9 billion people? Former Colorado state geologist Vince Matthews argues we should be worried.
Electric cars remain scarce in Colorado, but governments and advocacy groups have been installing charging stations in anticipation of rapid growth in sales. Electric cars, they say, can reduce ground-level ozone, dependency on foreign energy sources, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.