Idaho Springs, COUnited States
About Cary Weiner
Cary Weiner is the Energy Specialist with CSU Extension and Director of CSU’s Rural Energy Center. He will use his Fellowship to identify specific funding, financing, and workforce development opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy in rural Colorado communities. Due to lack of awareness and technical capacity, many communities do not take advantage of these opportunities. Rural Colorado communities that have taken advantage of these opportunities, however, have documented financial savings, economic stimulation, and environmental benefits. The Rural Community Energy Assessments project will screen three rural Colorado communities for these opportunities and provide outreach and technical assistance to facilitate implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. Partnerships with local governments, utilities, chambers of commerce, realtor associations, and others will be formed to accomplish project goals.