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GOP platform calls for end to ethanol mandate

A dispatch from our Iowa Independent colleague Jason Hancock with huge implications for Colorado's renewable energy economy — ed. Republicans unanimously passed a platform on Monday that calls for the federal government to end a mandate that gasoline contain a set amount of ethanol, but Iowa Republicans say they oppose the proposal.

Colorado: The energy battleground

Judging by the volume and venom of TV attack ads in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race – mostly focused on the wildly divergent energy policies of Democratic Rep. Mark Udall and former Republican Rep. Bob Schaffer -- the state’s not only a key battleground in the presidential race but also the front line in the political struggle to dramatically reform the country’s outmoded energy policies.

Keeping Energy’s Golden Goose from Becoming a Golden Noose: Part Two

The rest of the Rocky Mountain West needs to learn from Wyoming's love affair with fossil fuels. Here's why: The economic and political pressure...

Ritter to Announce Major Climate Change Plan

Gov. Bill Ritter is going to unveil one of his newest goals in November-- fighting global warming: "It's not that we should do it...

Western Slope Round-Up: Raising Our Eyes and the Rent

"Up" is our theme this week in Western Colorado. We'll take a glance at increased expenses, hot new ideas and overlooked details. Maybe the...

Meetings and Greetings, Hearings and Calendar Dates

Sometimes one wonders what appointed and elected officials do as part of their job.  Here are a few examples of events that our state...

Ritter Wants Answers on NREL Cuts

Fighting Pres. Bush's proposed budget cuts to Golden's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is one of Gov. Ritter's top priorities today at the National...
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