CPR: Your Xcel bill has tons of small charges. Here’s what they’re for.

By Miguel Otárola, Climate / Environment Reporter, CPR News   Cutting down on home energy costs is no longer as easy as just switching off the light when you leave a room or insulating the attic, said Denise Stepto, chief communications officer for Energy Outreach Colorado, a nonprofit that provides bill assistance to qualifying residents.  Natural …

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Energy Outreach Colorado receives 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 20th consecutive year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Denise Stepto – Chief Communications Officer303-945-1769 Denver, CO –XXXX, 2021 – Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) has just received a Top 10, 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. EOC has earned this important recognition for 20 years in a row. This is Charity …

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Energy Outreach Colorado helps over 25,000 households afford their home energy costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDenise Stepto – Chief Communications Officer303-945-1769 Energy Outreach Colorado helps over 25,000 households afford their home energy costs COVID-19 pandemic increases energy burdens for many Coloradans Denver, CO – March 4, 2021 – As the COVID-19 pandemic reaches the one-year mark, the number of people experiencing critical home energy burdens continue to rise. …

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Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) completes 1,000 homes in Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) program

Denver, CO – January 20, 2020 – Energy Outreach Colorado’s CARE program has reached a significant milestone with the completion of 1,000 homes since the programs launch in 2015. CARE was created to address the growing need for home weatherization and energy upgrade services for income-qualifying households in rural communities. Over the past five years, …

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Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) helps warm homes

Income-qualifying households may qualify for free heating repairs or replacements. Denver, CO – March 20, 2019 – Energy Outreach Colorado’s Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) provides free home furnace repairs and/or replacements for qualified low-income households statewide. In partnership with the Department of Human Services and LEAP, CIP supports vulnerable households like seniors, veterans, disabled persons, …

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Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) Receives National Honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDenise Stepto – Chief Communications Officer303-945-1769 Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) Receives National Honor Denver, CO – January 29, 2019 – The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has identified Energy Outreach Colorado’s Low-Income Program as one of America’s outstanding energy efficiency programs. In a national review, ACEEE selected the EOC Low-Income Program to …

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Energy Outreach Colorado Exploring New Frontiers to Lower Energy Costs

Energy Outreach Colorado is adding an innovative new strategy to its programs for lowering energy costs for low-income consumers, based on energy education and behavior change. With funding from Xcel Energy, EOC partnered with Colorado affordable housing communities, nonprofit organizations and low-income families over the past year to fine-tune a successful method that trains participants …

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Energy Outreach Helping Low-income Communities

DENVER – Energy Outreach Colorado’s work on behalf of low-income energy consumers includes helping other dedicated non-profits that support under-served communities. Energy Outreach’s Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) offers energy efficiency grants to install upgraded equipment in buildings owned by nonprofits that serve low-income communities. Participating organizations benefit from lower energy costs so they can …

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Energy Outreach Protects Against Summer Heat Risks

DENVER – Coloradans who are most vulnerable to summer’s sizzling temperatures — due to lack of mobility, illness or the inability to pay their home energy bill – are getting relief from Energy Outreach Colorado’s energy bill payment assistance. Mark M., a 53-year-old disabled diabetic from Denver, recently received help on his energy bill last …

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EPA Highlights Energy Outreach Colorado in Clean Energy Incentive Program

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency’s newly-released design details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) highlight Energy Outreach Colorado’s work to bring the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to low-income communities. As part of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, the agency is giving states the option to adopt the CEIP to encourage …

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Energy Outreach Colorado Bill Assistance Available Year-Round

DENVER – Limited-income Coloradans struggling to pay home energy bills can apply to Energy Outreach Colorado for energy bill payment assistance, especially now that the federally-funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) has stopped accepting applications until next November. Energy assistance provided relief when a rare form of cancer impacted 58-year-old Manuel’s ability to provide for …

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