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Yampa Valley Electric Association offers Cen$ible Energy rebates for a third year

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Sasha Nelson Craig — Yampa Valley Electric Association is offering residential and small business members Cen$ible energy rebates for a third consecutive year. “In addition to reducing energy use and utility bills across the YVEA territory, the first two years of the program supported local businesses and vendors with […]

Cen$ible Energy Rebate Program to Re-open January 1

The Cen$ible Energy rebate program provides cash rebates for energy-saving LED lights, four types of Energy Star-certified appliances, programmable thermostats, energy audits and post-audit air sealing. Rebates are available for Yampa Valley Electric Association members to improve energy efficiency in their homes or small businesses. This popular and beneficial program will open again on January 1, […]

An Energy Efficient Gift Guide

Courtesy of Consumer Energy Alliance Having a hard time finding the perfect gift this holiday season? Consider energy-saving gifts that are sure to bring holiday joy while saving your loved ones some hard-earned cash. Here’s a guide for presents that will save money, energy, and the environment this year: 1)  The Energy Department estimates that […]

Top 10 Holiday Home Safety Tips

Courtesy of Energy Outreach Colorado Please keep these tips in mind for a warm, safe and festive holiday season! 1. With family at home for the holidays, make sure you have working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors near bedrooms. CO can’t be detected by smell, taste or sight and can build up to dangerous levels when […]

Dump those Incandescent Bulbs

Q: LED bulbs use less electricity than incandescent bulbs, so I bought a bunch for my home. But now I have a few boxes of incandescents sitting in my closet. Does it make sense to use them because they’ve already been manufactured? Or should I recycle or landfill them?  —Rich from Massachusetts Those old bulbs […]

When Is it Time for a Residential Energy Assessment? or Home Energy Score?

By Suzie Romig, YVSC For a few years, I hesitated to change out the incandescent light bulbs in our tool shed not wanting to be “wasteful” by throwing out functioning bulbs. When in fact, not throwing out incandescent bulbs is wasteful. Switching two bulbs to LEDs lowered the shed’s power use from 175 watts to 17 […]

Cen$ible Energy Funding for 2016 Cycle Closes July 31

The Cen$ible Energy rebate program for Yampa Valley Electric Association members has been a huge success this year with total funding of $36,500 and more than 300 rebates issued. Due to the program’s success, funds this year are near depletion, and program organizers are no longer accepting applications for FREE energy audits this year. Energy […]

Alpine Bank supports Cen$ible Energy rebates through 2019

The popular local energy efficiency rebate program Cen$ible Energy has received a four-year financial commitment from Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs to help the residential and small business energy retrofit efforts continue through 2019. The bank’s Environmental Loyalty Debit Card program will contribute up to $35,000 to Cen$ible Energy across four years to help meet […]

Colorado is now top state for electric car rebates

From the Washington Post What’s the best place in the country to buy a new electric car? That honor arguably goes to Colorado, where the legislature just passed a bill that, starting in 2017, will effectively give consumers a $5,000 discount at the dealership. Once the new law goes into effect, it replaces the existing one offering […]

Nonprofit GRID plans local low-income solar project

Yampa Valley Electric Association, GRID Alternatives Colorado  and the Colorado Energy Office are partnering to develop a community solar array that will be 100 percent dedicated to income-qualified YVEA members. Members participating in this program will receive a bill off set from the energy produced by their portion of a community solar array. Find more […]