Energy and Climate
Durango Discovery Museum
Located in Durango’s historic Powerhouse, this science and educational center has sustainability demo labs and provides education outreach and summer camps. The interactive science and energy center is for curious minds of all ages.
Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE)
Promotes resource conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy in order to decrease the emission of pollutants, protect public health, and strengthen the economy in La Plata County.
La Plata Electric Association Green Power Program
By purchasing renewable power through LPEA's Just One Block campaign, customers can help fund local renewable energy projects – and more. LPEA’s power supplier, Tri-State Generation & Transmission, purchases renewable energy and its attributes from wind-generating facilities across the western United States.
Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP)
4CORE was commissioned by La Plata County and the City of Durango to facilitate the formation of the La Plata County Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) to reduce GHG emissions, while ensuring that these actions provide economic and societal benefits.
Baseline Greenhouse Gas Emission Profile and Forecast (April 2008)
Contracted by the Community Development Department, the profile developed Aggregate County Emissions grouped by energy, transportation, land-use activities, waste, and other sources. This profile established a starting point for developing the Climate and Energy Action Plan.
La Plata County Energy Management and Resource Conservation Team
Created to conduct technical energy audits of 10 county facilities. The audit revealed that county facilities produced an estimated 3,987 tons of CO2, which improvements already made will reduce by 21.7%. The county has adopted energy performance contracting.