Denver (AP) Business and political leaders are banking on Colorado's new energy leadership to give it a big edge in the competition for billions of federal stimulus dollars promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Colorado expects $130 million for weatherization of homes and the state energy program. Communities are in line for block grants. And businesses and researchers will compete for undetermined grants and loan guarantees.
President Barack Obama's $787 billion package includes about $50 billion for renewable energy and efficiency programs.