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5 Eye-Popping Energy and Climate Facts

Vehicle fuel is the #1 source of carbon emissions for the average Colorado household. Coloradans drive an average of 25,000 miles per year. See more here. Gasoline and diesel vehicles have less climate impact than natural gas vehicles. The latest research shows that 2.4% of produced natural gas is released into the atmosphere, which has […]

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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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To Flare or Not to Flare?

There’s been a lot of talk in the energy world recently about a BLM rule finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration that would limit methane emissions on public lands. Among other things, the rule requires the flaring of methane on federal and Indian lands to be cut in half over time. The […]

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E-Bikes: Fad or For Real?

The Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester have recently been identified by Colorado AAA as the two top-selling new vehicles in the state. What many like about these vehicles is that they allow for hauling of family and/or luggage while getting decent fuel efficiency and the safety and ruggedness of all-wheel drive. It’s about the versatility. […]

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EVs on the Cheap

The state of Colorado offers one of the most aggressive incentives for plug-in electric vehicles in the country. The state offers a standard $5,000 tax credit for all light-duty EVs and can be applied at the time of purchase by assigning the tax credit to a financing entity. A $2,500 instant tax credit can also […]

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