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EnCana donates $50,000 to help with energy costs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) has given $50,000 to a non-profit organization to help the Machebeuf Apartments in Glenwood Springs become more energy efficient.

Energy Outreach Colorado, a group that helps lower income households pay energy bills and have access to housing, will use the EnCana donation along with funding from the StePP Foundation and Xcel Energy to install energy efficiency measures in the 62 apartments and offices at the complex.

As a result, carbon emissions from fossil fuels consumed for energy production will be reduced by an estimated 17.71 tons annually and residents will collectively save an estimated $14,463 on energy bills yearly, according to a statement from Energy Outreach Colorado.

“We support Energy Outreach Colorado’s efforts to help Coloradans living in affordable housing have the opportunity to implement energy-efficient measures in their homes,” said Sher Long, community liaison for EnCana, in a prepared statement. “We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and doing everything we can to help others do the same.”

For the last 20 years, Energy Outreach Colorado has worked to help families with their “home energy costs.” In recent years, the group has also worked to help fund energy efficiency programs in affordable housing and provide conservation education to families and in schools.

“With the current economic problems and ongoing high energy costs, it is important for all Colorado homeowners to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes,” said Skip Arnold, executive director for Energy Outreach Colorado. “Many residents living in affordable housing don’t have the means to make these improvements, and we appreciate EnCana’s generous support of the improvements at Machebeuf Apartments.”

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