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The Short on Hydrogen Vehicles

By Guest Authors: Maria DiBiase Eisemann and Samantha Reifer of the Colorado Energy Office Fuel Cell electric vehicles (FECEV). What is that? Aren’t those all electric vehicles? Why does this matter? No, FCEVs are not your typical electric vehicle. Where electric vehicles require plugs to charge up, FCEVs run on gaseious hydrogen that you fuel like traditional […]

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CSU Builds Hybrid-Electric Camaro

CSU EcoCAR3 Builds Innovative Hybrid-Electric Camaro By Guest Author: Emily Taylor of CSU’s EcoCAR3 Team EcoCAR3 is the latest Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, and Colorado State University is one of 16 universities participating in the four-year competition. As a unique opportunity for students to […]

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Impact of Solar Tariffs

We are inching ever closer to a firm decision on the fate of tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. In September, the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously agreed that imports of these goods from certain countries cause serious harm to the domestic manufacturing industry. Then on October 31, ITC Commissioners made specific recommendations to […]

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Spotlight On: Energy Smart Colorado

Energy assessments help Coloradans save energy and money By Peter Rusin, Energy Smart Colorado and Suzie Romig, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council For years, Steamboat Springs residents Mayling Simpson and Paul Hebert maintained their Steamboat Springs house as home base during their busy careers of international health and humanitarian aid work. When they retired and returned […]

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The Truth Behind LEDs

They’re sleek. They’re cool. They’re getting cheaper. But do LED tubes deliver on the energy savings they promise? The answer: it depends. In informal testing, CSU found some surprising results when comparing various 4’ linear LED tube lamps (T8s) to one another and to 4’ linear fluorescent T8 and T12 lamps. Fluorescent T8 lamps are […]

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