Clean Energy Ambassadors

Making Clean Energy Work for Consumer-Owned Utilities and Their Communities

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Dear CEA Members: 

I will get right to it:  Please consider a tax-deductible donation today to help Clean Energy Ambassadors continue to offer programming and in person workshops.


 You can click on the link, OR mail us a check at Post Office Box 1398, Billings, Montana 59103.  We are a lean operation, but do rely on grants and donations to keep the doors open.  So, if you have liked our programming, please consider making a generous donation today.

Thank you, 


Posted by Emily Stark on December 17, 2014 at 12:30pm

Iowa seeking REAP Grant Applications

New REAP Grant applications are being accepted in Iowa. If you have questions about REAP or the REAP process, please contact our Director, Emily, by email ( or via phone (406-969-1040).

Find out more about current Iowa Projects at Public News Service.

Posted by Emily Stark on December 10, 2014 at 9:40am

In Energy-Saving Competitions, Everybody Wins!

I recently saw a crowd gathered around a booth at a large energy conference—people craning their necks for a better view, smiling, nodding, and in the end, breaking into vigorous applause. “What for?” I wondered. I found that I was swept up in the excitement, too. I leaned in closer and learned that these were the annual “3-I” awards of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), presented for achievements in energy ingenuity, innovation, and inspiration. There were several categories (winners pictured below), but as I approached, IREC was just presenting the “Community Renewable Energy Project of the Year” to Creve Coeur, MO.

According to IREC, “In 2013, this city teamed up with…


Posted by Jill K. Cliburn on December 1, 2014 at 12:22pm

Thank you and November Webinar available online

I would like to thank everyone who participated in or sponsored the REAP Workshop in Grand Island, Nebraska last week.  It was a very informative and educational workshop with over thirty people in attendance.  We look forward to bringing this content to more folks in the near future via additional workshops.  If you are interested in hosting a similar workshop, please contact  

While those of us down there were in the workshop, Jill Cliburn presented a webinar on Community Owned Renewable Generation.  This webinar is now available in the Videos section and the webinar slides are available under the Utilities section. 

Posted by Emily Stark on November 25, 2014 at 10:00am

New Resources for Community Energy Planning

Community energy planning is not a new idea, but it's back in the news lately, as local leaders everywhere try to ease the pinch of higher gas prices and to create more green jobs. If your community is ready to visit--or revisit--this important topic, CEA can offer helpful advice and references! Here is a sampling:
One new release: the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has a new report: Local Energy Planning in Practice: A Review of Recent Experiences.It looks at the work of local governments which, like Arlington County, Virginia, have developed plans to capture these benefits for their communities. We're impressed that the ACEEE team has applied knowledege and tools that have been around for decades, to try to come up with a "best practices" strategy for today.


Another source of inspiration is the website of the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference. This is now an annual conference, which is largely focused on local planning in action. That is, what kinds of local programs and activities might you aim for, considering which have proven exciting and successful already? See and don't miss the YouTube videos of conference "lightening presentations". Also, look for a trend among presentations that use social networking, competitions, and other new marketing techniques. CEA has tapped these resources from time to time for our own work.
This full factsheet will be updated and posted in the Forum Section soon-- Check back next month or drop us a line through the Member Messages tool!





October 2014 - Surprising Benefits of Electric Water Heaters 1 Reply

Started by Jill K. Cliburn in Utilities. Last reply by Jill K. Cliburn Oct 27, 2014.

September Webinar - Irrigation Savings at NPPD UPDATED

Started by Jill K. Cliburn in Utilities Sep 25, 2014.



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