The most recent ozone summary report is available for review here
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and its program partners are pleased to announce the second round of projects funded through ALT Fuels Colorado, utilizing funds from the Volkswagen Diesel Emission Environmental Mitigation Trust. To access a list of projects...
The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. program and #JustSkip2 social media challenge was featured on FOX31 News. You can watch the news segment here.
The RAQC’s executive director, Mike Silverstein, was featured on 9Health Facebook Live, discussing summer ozone pollution, health effects, and simple steps for better air. You can watch and share the story here.
RAQC efforts were recently featured in an article in the Colorado Sun. You can read the full article here.
Ozone Season Data Tracking The Denver Metro/North Front Range area is designated as nonattainment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the pollutant ozone. The 2015 8-Hour Ozone Standard is 70 parts per billion (ppb) and is calculated...
At the 2019 Environment & Energy Conference in Denver, which took place May 13-15, Brian Payer, Sphera’s director of strategy for industry solutions and RAQC board member, was named to the Environment + Energy Leader 100 list along with 99 other industry environmental and energy leaders from organizations such as Saudi Aramco, Lockheed Martin and Etsy.
Here is a link to the article.
The RAQC and CEO Open Charge Ahead Colorado Application for Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Funding
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have opened the Charge Ahead Colorado application for electric vehicle (EV) and charging station funding. At this time, RAQC has funding for both charging stations and EVs for applicants within the Denver Metro Area. CEO has funding for charging stations for applicants outside the Denver Metro Area. All charging stations are required to be networked.
An application guide, informational webinar, application and other grant resources can be found on the Charge Ahead Colorado Homepage.
In recognition of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Air Quality Awareness Week, the RAQC – in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) – joined Governor Polis’ proclamation of April 29-May 3, 2019, to be Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) in Colorado, encouraging people to use the Air Quality Index to understand actions they can take when air quality is poor, and make strides to improve the overall outdoor air quality.
Included in the proclamation and in partnership with the RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. public outreach and education program, CDPHE aims to empower and motivate Coloradans to help in reducing harmful air pollutants by eliminating or combining car trips, carpooling, taking public transportation, walking and biking, using low-emission vehicles, mowing the lawn and refueling their car in the evening.
You can read the full proclamation here.