The Colorado hydropower industry experienced rapid change in 2011. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) created in 2010 between the State of Colorado and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) forged a new path to expedite low-impact project permitting. As a result, projects that historically took three or more years for permitting were moving through the process at a record pace, in some cases taking less than six months. The Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO) recognizes the potential of low-impact hydropower resources in the state and the cost benefits of reducing the permitting burden. Streamlining the permitting process for low-impact projects creates new opportunities for the industry to utilize existing water infrastructure resources and maximize the benefit of Colorado's natural resources., "Primary Authors: Susan Carollo (SRA International) and Ryan Broshar (SRA International). Contributing Authors: Bradley Florentin (Blue Earth)."--Page 57., Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover; (viewed January 2015)
In reaction to large and growing TABOR surpluses, many tax relief measures were passed totaling $515.5 million in FY 2003-04., "Special report.", Caption title., "June 2005.", Mode of access: World Wide Web.
The abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, particularly among adolescents. Colorado ranks second worst among all states for prescription drug misuse. More than 255,000 Coloradans misuse prescription drugs, and deaths involving the use of opioids nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2011., "September 2013.", Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed June 2014)
The purposed of this project is to conduct a thorough analysis of the state's short and long term needs for prison capacity. The study will address the amount of capacity required, the type of beds needed, and operational efficiency. The end result will be a plan that identifies the optimal use of the state's prison resources to meet projected population demands., Karl Becker, Ken McGinnis, James Austin, Mary "Kate" Fisher., "June 2013.", Includes bibliographical references pages 157-160., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed March 2017), IRM-2013-U-005096/Final
The purposed of this project is to conduct a thorough analysis of the state's short and long term needs for prison capacity. The study will address the amount of capacity required, the type of beds needed, and operational efficiency. The end result will be a plan that identifies the optimal use of the state's prison resources to meet projected population demands., The two page letter of transmittal is dated January 31, 2013. Report dated January 29, 2013., Online resource; title from PDF caption (viewed July 2016)
The long-term vacancy of the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) Centennial Correctional Facility South (CCF South) represents a significant waste of a resource that could potentially hold great value for the State of Colorado (state). The 948-bed facility was partially opened in 2010 but was subsequently closed in 2012. Changes in state policy on the use of administrative segregation (its original intended function) and the absence of outdoor recreation yards have severely limited the potential utility of the facility. Efforts to lease or sell the facility to another jurisdiction have also proven fruitless. CGLs analysis indicates that a multi-faceted, coordinated repurposing of three DOC facilities offers the best strategy to make effective use of CCF South., prepared by CGL., "February 9, 2016.", Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed April 2016)
Recycled energy, also known as waste heat to power (WHP), is the process of capturing heat discarded by an existing process and using that heat to generate electricity. In Colorado, the term recycled energy is more commonly used and qualifies under the states Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) as an eligible resource. Under the Colorado RES, recycled energy systems must have a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts (MW) or less, convert the otherwise lost energy from the heat from exhaust stacks or pipes to electricity and not combust additional fossil fuel to be eligible. In addition, recycled energy does not include energy produced by systems that use waste heat from a process whose main purpose is the generation of electricity. In the industrial sector, most recycled energy streams are generated by kilns, furnaces, ovens, turbines engines, and other equipment. Waste streams suitable for recycled energy can also be generated at field locations including landfills, compressor stations, and mining sites., [prepared by Jessica Rackley, Anne Hampson, Michael Fucci], Includes bibliographical references.
Recycled energy or waste heat to power (WHP) is the process of capturing heat discarded by an existing process and using that heat to generate electricity. Colorado's Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) requires systems to have a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts (MW) or less, convert the otherwise lost energy from the heat from exhaust stacks or pipes to electricity and not combust additional fossil fuel to be eligible., prepared by: Jessica Rackley, Anne Hampson, Michael Fucci., "February 2016.", Includes bibliographic references., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed March 2017)
Cover title., "Data Collected: December, 2007-January, 2008. Report: March, 2008.", "Colorado Council on the Arts, a division of the Governor's Office, is working with the Colorado Department of Education to assess the level of arts education in Colorado schools."--P. 48., Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Approximately 20% of Colorado Public Schools provided a detailed description of the size and scope of their formal and informal (extra-curricular) arts education programs via a voluntary survey in two rounds of data collection: April- May 2014 and then again October-December 2014. This study shows two important things about Colorado schools. First, on the whole, Colorado school administrators and educators "believe in" the value of arts education. Second, arts education offerings throughout Colorado indicate Colorado has "held the line" on K-12 arts education since 2008., research credit: Jane Hansberry., Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed March 2019)