“Carbondale considers a vote on carbon fee”

“Carbondale has taken significant action on climate protection with annual support from our general fund,” said Mayor Stacey Bernot. “We need to create a stable, ongoing funding source for this investment that doesn’t have to compete with other important municipal operations.

“We’re proud of what Carbondale has achieved to date on cutting carbon emissions, and it’s because of our town’s pioneering, innovative residents that we are working to do even more to address this critical problem,” she said.

Read more from the Post Independent article from December 9, 2015. Click here. 

Mt. Town News: “Carbondale proposes to levy tax on carbon in electric, heat bills”

“Six funding mechanisms were evaluated as dedicated revenue sources for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements in Carbondale. After a series of work sessions with town trustees, efforts narrowed to the tax on carbon used for home heating and that portion of electricity that comes from carbon sources.”

This article, written by Allen Best, appeared on January 8th in the Mt. Town News.  For more, contact allen.best@comcast.net or at http://mountaintownnews.net/.

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Carbondale Town Trustees Op-ed on the Climate Action Tax

“American history shows us the power of grassroots movements. Carbondale may be small, but that is no excuse for inaction. Many of us were inspired to run for local office by the opportunity to have a positive effect on our community’s future. This program is exactly that.”

In an opinion piece, that appeared in the Sopris Sun,  January 14, 2016, Carbondale Town Trustees Pam Zentmyer and Frosty Merriot, state their support for a carbon tax.

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Start with your home or business

Rebates and financing are available for Carbondale residents through the Town of Carbondale, Energy Smart Colorado, Holy Cross Energy, Xcel Energy and Source Gas.

For residential rebates visit the Energy Smart Colorado’s website here

For commercial incentives click here

If you are a new homebuyer in Carbondale in 2014 you could receive a FREE home energy assessment. Call us to schedule at (970)704-9200.

Clean Energy 2020

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In an effort to achieve Carbondale’s clean energy goals, CORE, CLEER, the Town of Carbondale, the Carbondale Environmental-Board and community members, have come together to form “Clean Energy 2020.”

This website is intended to serve as a resource for the Community. Please feel free to post comments and make suggestions.

Click here to find out about the commercial grants that are available for up to $8,000 for businesses and building owners.