In its role as catalyst, CLEER pushes the partnership to keep pushing the envelope. In 2017, for example, we hopped on the opportunity of a planning process convened by Xcel Energy to raise the bar on county-wide energy efficiency and renewable energy targets.
The member governments of Garfield Clean Energy, in turn, contribute most of the funding for an award-winning suite of community-based energy-saving programs, which it contracts with CLEER to manage. This is a tremendously beneficial relationship, enabling CLEER to inform, assist and challenge local governments in Garfield County in energy-related policy-making.
We also help move policy forward by organizing conferences and workshops designed to generate discussion and action among decision-makers. These events have become a signature of CLEER’s, typically highlighting programs, policies and big ideas that are being put into practice elsewhere.
Through these high-profile events, as well as through offline discussions, our aim is to inspire creative thinking, encourage regional coordination, and ultimately create momentum for clean energy and energy-saving policies and initiatives.
Learn more about our successful conferences and workshops here.