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Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy

Farmer and rancher Jan Kochis knows what it’s like to live by the whims of the market. Her farm in Elbert County grows dryland corn, […]...

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February 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: The GOP plan to avoid shutdown is simple — use CHIP program as a bargaining chip

The Republican plan for averting a government shutdown this Friday is to dare Democrats to vote against long-term funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. […]...

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January 17, 2018 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

This Colorado physicist’s gospel of energy efficiency is taking hold. But is it too late?

Amory Lovins recently traveled from his home near Aspen to talk about growing bananas at 7,100 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The house was built […]...

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November 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Debate over fossil fuels or renewables imperils funding for state energy office

The money necessary to continue most of the operations of the Colorado Energy Office, which has been instrumental in promoting non-fossil fuel energy for the […]...

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June 21, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Environmentalists differ on bill to speed closing of coal plants

A bill that seeks to give Colorado communities with coal-powered plants a soft landing if the plants are retired early got panned last week at […]...

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May 3, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Obama’s lasting legacies in the West

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David […]...

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December 28, 2016 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Boulder’s clean energy pledge was driven by a lack of state and national leadership

Boulder aims derive 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. By the Sierra Club’s measure, that makes Boulder the 17th city nationwide […]...

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September 6, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

GUEST POST: An electric-power giant is poised to fall

David battling Goliath is a cliché. But how else to describe the struggle between a rural electric co-op and its powerful supplier of electricity? “David” […]...

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August 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Solar gardens grow slowly out West

This story first appeared on High Country News.  As soon as her electric cooperative started selling panels in a community solar garden, Doris Shennum of […]...

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April 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now...

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June 16, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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The Home Front: Trump administration would allow drilling in Colorado ‘next to some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness and headwaters’

“From a small plane circling over secluded grassy meadows and Sangre de Cristo Mountain spires, politicians and conservationists on Friday will see the stakes as […]

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