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Rural electric co-op election in Vail, Aspen area sparks huge candidate...

An unprecedented nine candidates are running for two seats on the board of Holy Cross Energy, a rural electric co-op with 55,000 members on Colorado’s Western Slope. Its coverage area includes two of the biggest players in the nation’s ski industry: Aspen and Vail.

Aspen, Vail electric co-op ‘flips’ to majority green board members

The board of directors of Holy Cross Energy (pdf), a rural electric cooperative with more than 40,000 members between Vail and Aspen, has officially...

Holy Cross electric co-op prez draws heat for backing board incumbents

A rural electric co-op board president who last year riled environmentalists by playing down climate change right before board elections has once again stirred controversy. Holy Cross Energy board president Tom Turnbull wrote a letter posted in the Vail Daily last week in which he backed incumbent board members Bob Starodoj and Mike Glass in an election to be decided Saturday at HCE’s annual meeting in Glenwood Springs.

Vail biomass plant makes final DOE cut, but project has it...

The latest version of a Vail biomass power plant, which would convert chipped-up, beetle-killed pine trees into electricity and heat, reportedly made the final...

Incumbents hold the line in Yampa Valley electric co-op election

The wave of green advocacy sweeping Colorado’s rural electric associations (REAs), especially in more progressive mountain resort areas like Aspen, Vail and Telluride, didn’t quite make it to Steamboat Springs.

One green candidate narrowly lands on Holy Cross Energy board

Adam Palmer, the environmental policy planner for Eagle County and a former environmental director for Vail Resorts, narrowly won a seat on the hotly...

San Miguel electric co-op goes green in most recent board election

At least one Colorado rural electric co-ops is leaning greener this week after a pro-renewable candidate, former Telluride Mountain Village Mayor Rube Felicelli, beat out incumbent Tony Forrest for a board seat on the San Miguel Power Association.

Clean-energy advocates challenge status quo electric co-op election

Despite significant strides in the renewable energy arena, Holy Cross Energy on Colorado’s Western Slope is not immune to the wave of environmental activism sweeping rural electric co-ops across the state.

’60 Minutes’ clean-coal story sparks debate on enviro blogs

The CBS news mag “60 Minutes” aired an interesting primer on the debate over so-called "clean-coal technology" Sunday night, interviewing some of the heavy hitters in the industry and scientists calling for a moratorium on all new coal-fired power plants.

IREA board incumbents pull plug on green challengers

Incumbents made it a clean sweep Thursday in the prickly battle for seats on the board of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association, the state’s largest rural electric co-op with nearly 138,000 members.