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CORE’s 2012 Annual Report “Energy Saves” is now available. CLICK HERE to read it.
Mission: CORE works cooperatively with businesses, individuals, utilities and government entities to create measurable improvements in energy and water efficiency in order to benefit the environment and develop a more sustainable economy.
Partners: CORE’s partnerships with individuals, governments, and businesses (which incudes three local utilities) has led to a remarkable series of accomplishments. Our renewable energy and energy efficiency programs will keep 800 million pounds of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere over the next 20 years.
Utilities: Holy Cross Energy, one of CORE’s utility partners, is buying more wind power than any of the nation’s other 929 rural electric utilities, thanks to an innovative green pricing program that CORE promotes. Additionally, Aspen Municipal Electric and Glenwood Springs Electric System, CORE’s two other utility partners, rank in the top five of the nation’s 2,000 municipal utilities for the percentages of wind power that they purchase.
Incentives: CORE helps community members in the Roaring Fork Valley reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through rebates and low-interest loans to implement home energy efficiency and other measures. See what you can do for more details. In addition to supporting individuals, CORE supports local organizations and entities through the Community Grants and Green Key Grants. Visit www.aspencore.org/grants for more information.
Solar: In 1998, CORE started the nation’s first “solar production incentive” program. Today we pay residents $0.50/kWh annual production for installing a solar photovoltaic system (up to $3,000 per customer). Incentives are also available for installing solar hot water systems and purchasing Energy Star appliances. See the incentives link for more details.
REMP: In 2000, we helped start the world’s first Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP), which has raised nearly 12 million dollars over the last twelve years. This money is used to fund various grant programs to lower carbon emissions in the Roaring Fork Valley. For more policy achievements, please visit CORE’s policy achievements page.
Publications and Education: CORE tracks national and global energy trends. Our four page primers on natural gas and peak oil have been widely reprinted. Additionally, CORE provides community energy education through forums, presentations, and newspaper and magazine articles. Working closely with government entities, we develop public policy favoring sustainable energy solutions.
Contributors: Since its inception, CORE has raised 60%-70% of its funding through grants. Major contributors include: The City of Aspen, Pitkin County, Cities for Climate Protection Campaign, the Aspen Skiing Company’s Environment Foundation, Glenwood Springs Electric System, Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Rebuild Colorado, Rockefeller Foundation, Sandia National Lab, Turner Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy. CORE also provides fee for service income for such efforts as managing the REMP program as described above. Sponsorships are also available.
Please contact Mona Newton, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.