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This Colorado physicist’s gospel of energy efficiency is taking hold. But...

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...

Coloradans want more oil and gas regulations, new NWF poll finds

A new poll released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation (pdf) found that nearly two-thirds of Coloradans surveyed favor more oversight of the state’s oil and gas industry, as well as mandatory requirements for best technological practices to better protect public health and wildlife habitat.

Ted Turner blasts U.S. for once again sitting back on climate...

Speaking at the Colorado Conservation Voters annual fall luncheon today, media mogul Ted Turner scolded the United States for failing to sign the Kyoto Protocol and said the rest of the world is waiting for the United States to take a leadership role in clean energy and climate change.

Ted Turner in Denver: ‘We ought to outsource the military’

Ted Turner was in town today to talk about climate change and environmental issues with Gov. Bill Ritter and Colorado Conservation Voters. He did that,...

Boulder’s destructive Fourmile Canyon blaze ‘looking a lot better’

BOULDER -- Blue skies and sunshine set off Boulder in all its glory Saturday as normalcy returned to town. Concern that the Fourmile Canyon fire could move into the city ceased, as did the smoke pouring over the ridge lines. Firefighters say they have the nearly 6,500-acre blaze 56 percent contained.

Coal, gas clash has House race smoldering on Western Slope

The political ramifications of Gov. Bill Ritter’s “New Energy Economy” are likely to energize at least one state House race on the Western Slope, where coal mining and natural gas production are now at odds over the governor’s Clean Air Clean Jobs Act. In the south, sprawling House District 61 includes heavy coal mining along the North Fork of the Gunnison River, and in the north the district includes the eastern reaches of Garfield County’s mega gas patch.

Ritter decries GOP politicizing of drilling regs while touting wildlife deals

As Colorado voters turned in last-minute ballots to pick a Republican candidate for governor Tuesday, the current governor stood on the west steps of the state capitol in Denver and tossed a huge wrench in the GOP campaign machine’s attacks on his “New Energy Economy.”

Ritter, oil and gas industry to announce major wildlife accord

State officials have struck a deal with Exxon Mobil, EnCana, Williams and other major oil and gas companies operating in the Piceance Basin of...

Ritter’s office rejects McInnis call to ‘de-unionize’ state workers

DENVER - Speaking at a conservative confab over the weekend, gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis renewed his calls to end a 2007 executive order signed by Gov. Bill Ritter allowing state workers to form employee partnerships.

Ritter issues two executive orders to fuel ‘clean-tech’ job growth, investment

Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday issued a pair of executive orders meant to spur “clean-tech” investment and job growth in the state. Clean tech, according to...