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Tag Archives: Biomass

Ritter, state forester say Colorado headed for ‘average’ wildfire season

Ritter, state forester say Colorado headed for ‘average’ wildfire season

Gov. Bill Ritter today, after a briefing with the state forester, said Colorado is headed for an average wildfire season thanks to a wet spring […]...

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May 20, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Americans resist burning trash for power despite Euro success

Americans resist burning trash for power despite Euro success

In 2008, according to the EPA (pdf), Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and only recycled about 83 million tons, or just over […]...

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April 14, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Udall beetle bill looks to boost biofuel, biopower solutions

Udall beetle bill looks to boost biofuel, biopower solutions

Backers of biofuel and biopower see the millions of lodgepole pine trees killed by the Rocky Mountain bark beetle epidemic as a source of carbon-neutral power. Their efforts to turn the devastation into usable energy may take off if Congress...

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November 24, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado’s vast beetle-kill pine forests threaten power grid

Colorado’s vast beetle-kill pine forests threaten power grid

One of the least-publicized aspect of the mountain pine bark beetle epidemic, which has decimated nearly 2 million acres of trees in Colorado, is the threat it poses to the region's power grid. Whole mountainsides of dead and toppling trees...

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November 3, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Vilsack to keynote North American Biochar conference in Boulder

Vilsack to keynote North American Biochar conference in Boulder

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be the keynote speaker Monday evening, Aug. 10, at the North American Biochar conference at the University of […]...

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August 6, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

Four Colorado projects that convert wood waste, or biomass, into energy received a total of $1 million in federal stimulus funds Thursday, but a state with more than two million acres of dead and dying lodgepole pine forests could use...

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June 12, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Wastewater heat deal struck between Avon, water district

Wastewater heat deal struck between Avon, water district

An innovative system designed to use heat generated from wastewater treatment to melt snow and heat several town facilities, including a recreation center pool, is back on track after the mountain town of Avon struck a deal with the...

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June 1, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Modular biopower yet to take root in Colorado despite beetle-kill epidemic

Modular biopower yet to take root in Colorado despite beetle-kill epidemic

Robb Walt, cofounder of Littleton-based Community Power Corporation, says he’s doing a brisk business these days in modular biopower systems, but not in Colorado despite a huge potential fuel load in the form of a mountain bark-beetle epidemic that’s...

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May 15, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Rifle mayor touts renewable-energy campus to house beetle-kill biomass plant

Rifle mayor touts renewable-energy campus to house beetle-kill biomass plant

Rifle Mayor Keith Lambert, in an effort to offset the ups and downs of the fossil fuel industry, is offering free or very cheap city-owned land to renewable energy companies interested in relocating to the Western Slope natural-gas capital....

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May 7, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Vail Resorts, 25th in the nation, tops list of state’s renewable-energy credit buyers

Vail Resorts, 25th in the nation, tops list of state’s renewable-energy credit buyers

Colorado-based ski industry leader Vail Resorts is the state’s top purchaser of renewable-energy credits (RECs), according to a recent report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the company ranks 25th in the nation....

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April 30, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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This Tuesday, May 22! Gubernatorial candidates discuss their policies around work and working families

The Colorado Independent’s Tina Griego will be moderating this gubernatorial forum centered on issues related to working families, labor rights, protections for immigrants and refugees, […]

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The Home Front: A legal challenge to Boulder’s ‘ban on assault weapons’ hits 24 hours after it was voted into law

“Cody Wisniewski made good on his threat Tuesday night to sue Boulder and its council, mounting a legal challenge to the city’s ban on assault […]

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