Colorado Working Landscapes is a coalition of agricultural, environmental, and business interests with a mission to advance rural economic development opportunities through community-based energy development (C-BED).

This mission will be accomplished through pursuing four goals:

  • Developing viable business models for distributed generation (DG) and demand-side management technologies (DSM). DG technologies include small hydro, community solar, forest biomass, and geothermal.¬†
  • Advance a public policy agenda in support of distributed generation, demand-side management, and rural economic development.
  • Engage rural electric co-operatives, rural elected officials, landowners, and business interests to identify economic development opportunities associated with community-based energy development.
  • Secure sustainable funding to support the above.

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