Colo. Governor Provides New Energy Grants

Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., and Colorado Energy Office Director Tom Plant have announced more than $370,000 in New Energy Economic Development (NEED) grants to eight organizations in biomass, energy efficiency, wind, solar and other projects to help create jobs and strengthen local economies. The Governor's Energy Office administers the grants using Clean Energy Funds.

Among other NEED grant awards, the city of Greeley, Colo., received $82,489 to conduct a feasibility analysis for the development of the Greeley Clean Energy Park. The Colorado Brownfields Foundation received $25,000 to create a model for the feasibility of using multiple renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, biomass and methane, at a former landfill site in Colorado Springs.

Energistic Systems, based in Golden, Colo., received $100,000 for a new solar thermal system, SunTrac.

SOURCE: Office Of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter

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