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Are Hillary Clinton’s clean energy goals achievable? 26.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, her plans for the country’s energy and environmental policy are taking new prominence.
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The long-term harm of natural gas 21.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Expanding natural gas may offer short-term economic benefits, but at a great price to our land, climate and long-term economic well-being.
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Coal isn’t dying because there’s a war on it 21.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The reality is that coal is the victim of competition from cheaper natural gas, green-energy sources, and too much debt taken on to pay for costly and ill-timed acquisitions.
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Letter: Clean energy requires government, too 13.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
While riding my bike to the grocery store, I started thinking about how much fossil fuel was burned growing, harvesting, shipping, and preparing the food that was giving me the energy to pedal. Although my transport was low carbon, I couldn’t escape a dependence on fossil fuel. How then to switch to a zero-carbon economy? Through a fundamental shift in how we obtain energy. Sure, individual actions are essential, but we need governmental policy to spur us on to a truly clean energy economy. Will...
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Voter Guide: Colorado House District 10 Democratic primary 9.6.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver Post sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates on Colorado’s primary ballot to give voters a little more insight into their platforms. Their answers (very lightly edited for spelling and formatting) are below. For more coverage of the 2016 Primary election, check out denverpost.com/politics. Jump to a candidate: Angelique Espinoza • Edie […]
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Are Hillary Clinton’s clean energy goals achievable? 9.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Before clinching the nomination, she outlined her ambitions for public lands and renewables.
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Xcel grid-use charge proposal gets fierce blowback from consumer, solar groups 8.6.2016 Denver Post: Business
Environmentalists, solar energy advocates and some large commercial users are closely following a new rate plan from Xcel Energy that seeks to create a new grid use charge.
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California moving forward with plans for regional power grid, but questions, debate far from over 7.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Two California entities are forging ahead with a plan to create a regional grid involving Utah and 10 other western states. The California Independent System Operator — or CAISO, the nonprofit most assume will manage electrical distribution on behalf of the utilities that opt into the regional grid — recently released the preliminary results of its research into the impact a regional grid would have on the environment, the economy, vulnerable populations and California electrical customers. And...
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Investors bet coal has a future as backup to renewable energy 5.6.2016 Denver Post: Business
Two investors are betting they can make a profit from coal by burning hardly any of it.
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Sierra Club: Closing Nevada coal plant saves money 4.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Reno, Nev. • Conservationists say electrical ratepayers would save hundreds of millions of dollars if a big coal-fired power plant in northern Nevada was shut down earlier than its planned closure. Scheduled to close in 2025, the North Valmy plant along U.S. Interstate 80 about 200 miles east of Reno is the last fully functioning coal plant in Nevada and the state’s single largest source of carbon pollution. Leaders of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign released an economic analysis Friday t...
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Harnessing the sun 29.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
From a hillside along Moffat County Road 177 in Craig, it is clear who the big energy player is in the region. In 2015, 2.1 million tons of coal were recovered from the Trapper Mine, where a dragline could be seen removing dirt from the underlying coal seam. At the $1.2 billion Craig Station power plant, sitting on 1,120 acres, the capacity exists to produce 1,303 megawatts of power at any time. That is enough to power more than 200,000 homes. The two operations dwarf what lies between them at the community solar garden — a 577-kilowatt system that sits on four acres. Given how much land the solar garden uses, it would need to be 9,033 acres to produce as much power as the neighboring power plant. “That hillside is only going to produce so much (coal),” Yampa Valley Electric Association foreman John Cromer said while walking through the solar garden. “We have a lot to gain by being a part of a facility like this.” It is evident that some residents do not like the idea of green energy being produced in ...
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Utah activists say 'evil' state is standing in the way of clean power 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah is well-positioned to begin a conversation about how best to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, but the state’s “evil” leaders are standing in the way, activists said Tuesday. The environmentalists gathered at a demonstration organized by HEAL Utah just before the opening session of the Governor’s Utah Energy Development Summit — a conference, they complained, caters to a handful of choice companies and fossil fuel interests and has only token representatives from the clean energ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Op-ed: Why a regional power market is good for Utah 22.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We all like to save money and can agree that Utahns deserve clean, reliable and affordable electricity. Living in the West, we are fortunate to enjoy abundant renewable resources like wind and solar that are already being used to power our homes and businesses at increasingly lower costs. Wider use of these energy sources is good for consumers, our economy and our air quality. The good news is that Utahns can reap even more of these benefits if we take advantage of a new opportunity to participa...
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Companies propose Hawaii deep-water wind farms 17.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Honolulu • Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Their plans would use technology that floats the tall turbines in deep waters miles offshore. The proposals are in the early stages and would face years of environmental reviews and communit... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores 17.5.2016 Denver Post: Business
HONOLULU — As Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals, two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off ...
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Albuquerque weighs getting more solar power 17.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • New Mexico’s largest city could be joining dozens of other communities that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources in the coming years, a movement that has swept cities from the U.S. and Canada to Germany. The Albuquerque City Council will consider a resolution at Monday evening’s meeting that calls for getting at least 25 percent of the electricity used by city facilities from solar by 2025. The proposal highlights the city’s lofty ranking for ove...
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Can the feds save birds by allowing more to be killed? 16.5.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Fish and Wildlife Service hopes proposal will entice energy developers to obtain permits for eagle deaths.
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Caution, acrophobes: fastest-growing U.S. job not for you 15.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Sean Fritzler snapped his 13-pound climbing harness onto a metal cable and clambered 260 rungs up four ladders to the top of a wind turbine as tall as the observation deck on the Statue of
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Obstacles remain when going solar 15.5.2016 Durango Herald
Southwest Colorado is bathed in sunshine, boasting more than 300 days of it per year and ranking near the top for photovoltaic solar potential. But when it comes to solar power generation in La Plata County, the sky is not the limit.As is the case across the country, several obstacles prevent solar energy from shining as brightly as it...
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Nanda: Giant steps toward energy justice 14.5.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The first solar airplane attempting a round-the-world solar flight, Solar Impulse II, made the three-day leg from Honolulu to San Francisco in late April.
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