The Energy Around Us

Rifle has made the headlines nationally & internationally in recent years. It’s no secret that the area near Rifle sits on some of the worlds largest oil shale reserves. Research is currently being done in the area to develop technology to extract this vital natural resource. Rifle is also home to the natural gas industry, and well sites can be visible from Interstate 70. This industry provides work year round basis and gives opportunities for high paying jobs. Rifle is also home to the state’s largest solar array. Rifle is poised to become a vital “energy village” in both traditional energy resources and the new up and coming renewable technology.

Nation’s Largest Community-Owned Solar Array Right Here in Rifle

Take a moment to learn more about this booming industry by viewing this video The Golden Pipeline: Energy Careers in Colorado

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Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 10.47.34 AMCommunity Counts is an energy industry-based program focused on being a good neighbor in the communities where they operate. This program focuses on the impacts as well as the relationship among the employees and contractors who represent the energy industry and the neighbors of the community.