|CSU Extension hosts a ‘Your Energy’ website intended to help Coloradans make more informed energy decisions. The site features energy information on: home; business, and farm energy efficiency; biofuels; biomass; geothermal; solar; wind; alternative transportation; Colorado’s energy system; oil & gas; and more. It is the go-to resource for research-based, practical energy information you can use to understand the statewide energy picture and to understand options for energy use in your own life. Visit the site at http://yourenergy.extension.colostate.edu/.
Significant features of the site include decision tools, fact sheets, and a blog. The decision tools are mostly Excel spreadsheet-based tools that can help you figure out energy savings from using more efficient lighting, low-flow shower heads, heating & cooling systems, water heaters, and more. Other tools can help you understand how much you spend on heating, cooling, and baseload electricity and your bottom line should you install a wind turbine or solar array. Fact sheets are research-based publications which you can download and print.
The blog is called ‘Energy-in-Briefs.’ It includes a series of short commentaries on timely energy topics. The entries to date have covered divisiveness in energy, the value of renewables vs. efficiency, the energy use of leaf-blowers, cooking energy use, and much more. So check out “Your Energy” – and bookmark it as your go-to source for energy information.