"Competition is Good!"
- Coming Soon...
- • Topics we're researching
- • FAQ / IQ (Important Questions)
- • Informative articles & papers
How Volunteers Can Help or Donate
This is a growing volunteer project, and we need your help! [Downloadable EFCO materials below]
Below are some volunteer opportunities, and maybe you can think of others. Use the Contact Form to introduce yourself and mention any skills, knowledge, or connections you have or ways you'd like to help.
Donations are also important (see red box). We are a 501(c3) non-profit, tax-exempt, volunteer organization. [Donate]
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Donations are critical to moving our research and education mission forward.
- Small donations fund expendables like printing, room rental, tabling fees, etc.
- Larger donations fund professional services, speaker travel expenses, etc.
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- 1. ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS
- Facebook savvy volunteer(s) needed to: Help set up the page, monitor it, and post to it.
- Other social media possibilities?
- 2. RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS
- Spread the word about the Energy Freedom project. Point people, groups, networks, to our website.
- Our printed materials are available for download below, including signup sheets to bring to your event.
- 3. HELP DEVELOP CONTACTS
- Arrange speaking engagements. If you belong to an organization that invites speakers, inquire about inviting us to speak about electricity competition. It's an appropriate topic for organizations across the political spectrum, business or non-business, or any group interested in the future of energy in Colorado.
- Business connections. Do you have contacts or leads about businesses who might support our mission, including but not limited to financial support? Businesses often want more freedom to pursue cheaper and/or cleaner electricity than they get through their monopoly utility.
- Expertise connections. We are researching wholesale and retail electricity markets with the aim of understanding the best model for Colorado, and how to bring it into existence. Are you knowledgeable about markets or competition, or can you introduce us to someone who is? We would love to have conversations with experts on how best to bring electricity competition and consumer choice to Colorado. We would love to engage by email, phone, skype, in person, or invite a speaker to address our group or leaders.
- 4. CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
- Terms and Definitions webpage [LINK]: Compose draft entries, improve existing entries, or enhance with references (links). This will be an ever-improving resource.
- FAQ / IQ (Important Questions): Compose draft Q's&A's or edit existing ones. Most will be 1-2 paragraphs, intended to be informative and clear to a general audience. More involved topics will link to detailed information on a standalone webpage. We will be developing a list of Q's needing A's in the near future, or propose one yourself. We post only factual information, supported by solid references where appropriate.
- 5. TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING
- We have research questions that need answers (list will be posted soon). For example, "How does electricity competition and retail choice work in [pick a state], how did it come about, and what are some pros and cons of their approach." These are intended to be 1-3 page clear and concise yet thorough summaries, well referenced. They will be circulated to get feedback from "the group mind." Some may become standalone pages as referred to in the FAQ / IQ item above.
- Advisors are highly desired, meaning people who have knowledge about or experience with competitive wholesale and/or retail electricity markets, how they are implemented, or critical characteristics if you were designing markets for Colorado from the ground up.
EFCO Materials Available for Download