Colorado Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) is partnering with Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), a Carbondale-based nonprofit, to support CLEER’s Colorado Clean Diesel Program (CCDP). CCEF will provide loans to successful applicants, to bridge the gap between equipment purchase and receipt of grant funds.

The CCDP makes grants to spur the adoption and demonstration of new technologies that significantly reduce diesel emissions in the state of Colorado. Diesel emissions contribute to global greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution that harm public health. Businesses or other entities that own certain types of diesel equipment may apply for a grant to help offset the cost of replacing it with all-electric or hybrid-electric equivalents.