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Federal Center in Lakewood saves millions through green initiatives 23.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The General Services Administration is increasingly focused on environmental innovation while also saving taxpayer dollars, and the 624-acre Federal Center in Lakewood has become a testing ground for sustainable technologies.
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The benefits of wind energy in Colorado 16.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Clean energy is creating real opportunities and prosperity in Colorado.Earlier this year, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation reported that over 18,000 Coloradans were employed in the state's red-hot clean tech sector that has now grown to over 1,400 companies in the nine-county metro Denver area.
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Election Guide 2014: Udall, Gardner face off; Libertarian hails from Steamboat 14.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Website: www.markudall.com After one term in the Colorado House of Representatives, Udall was elected congressman from Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Boulder. After five terms in the House of Representatives, he was elected senator in 2008. Issues ■ Federal debt and spending: Udall says he introduced a Constitutional amendment that requires the federal government to balance its budget every year and led a successful effort to ban Congressional earmarks in an effort to reduce “wasteful government spending.” ■ Affordable Care Act: He says he fought to ban insurers from discriminating against Coloradans with pre-existing conditions and stop companies from canceling plans when a family member gets sick. “We had a broken system when insurance companies were in charge.” ■ Water: He says: “We need clean water to fish and swim in, and to supply our towns and irrigate our crops ... Environmental protection does not have to come at the expense of economic growth. Since the landmark ...
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Solar in the desert finally gets some scrutiny 9.10.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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The 21st century's Hoover Dam? 8.10.2014 High Country News Most Recent
What a huge Wyoming wind and Utah storage project tell us about the West's energy landscape.
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Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns 25.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit
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A plan for California desert conservation comes online 24.9.2014 High Country News Most Recent
Will it stop more solar and wind projects from being built in the wrong places?
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Wyoming wind farm energy would go to L.A. 24.9.2014 Denver Post: Business
Wyoming — already the site for the nation's biggest wind farm project — would be home to another $8 billion wind farm under a proposal unveiled by four companies ...
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Our View: To invest in solar energy or not? 24.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Last week, the Steamboat Today r eported on the Routt County commissioners' hesitation to invest in the community solar garden that is being constructed in Craig, and that response by the commission left us a little mystified. It’s perplexing that Routt County, which successfully operates one of the largest solar arrays in the region on the top of the Routt County Justice Center, is reluctant to buy into a similar project on a smaller scale knowing how much money it has saved by investing in solar. According to County Facilities Director Tim Winter, the county paid $8 per watt for solar panels on the Justice Center seven years ago and has since recouped $60,000 in renewable energy credits and $24,000 in reduced energy bills. The pre-construction cost currently being quoted by Clean Energy Collective is as low as $2.75 per watt, so in simple terms, any investment the county makes in the solar garden will more than pay for itself and seems like a wise investment. We appreciate the county’s desire to ...
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Climate change: Businesses and investors pressing for green policy 23.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.
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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy 23.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.
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Global marches draw attention to climate change 21.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) — Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.
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Tom Schatz: An environmental waste of breath 20.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Environmental issues have been front and center in Colorado this year. No wonder: The state’s natural beauty is perhaps its greatest treasure. As I rode the gondola to the top of Thunderhead last night, I knew I was the latest visitor to the Yampa Valley to reach this realization. Yet in the midst of the discussions about fracking, the future of the coal industry, balancing preservation with development and other important issues, one topic has remained relatively hidden: renewable electricity standards. There are 30 states with mandatory RES laws already on the books; the federal government has not yet established a national standard. Under the state laws, energy users are forced to pay for a certain percentage of renewable resources, regardless of cost or other considerations. Mounting evidence shows that these policies have been a colossal failure. Nonetheless, some legislators want to lead the fight to establish a national 25 percent renewable energy standard, whether or not a state wants to ...
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Demand candidates take action on climate issues 20.9.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
I knew beyond a doubt that Colorado was already feeling the effects of climate change when the state I chose to raise my twins in — where they could appreciate its natural beauty — was faced with horrific natural disasters.
An environmental waste of breath in Colorado 19.9.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Environmental issues have been front and center in Colorado this year. No wonder: The state's natural beauty is perhaps its greatest treasure.
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New sawmill brings jobs to Williams, helps thin forests 18.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
A new sawmill in northern Arizona is investing in the community by bringing jobs and thinning ...
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Caldwell: Windmill politics makes for strange bird-fellows 16.9.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
This isn't about putting the screws to the wind energy industry.Nope. State Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, wants you to know the bill he has drafted to make wind energy in Colorado "bird smart" is about animal welfare.
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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden 16.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County commissioners placed an emphasis on the goal of transitioning to “future energy economies” in their recent strategic planning process, and they already oversee a significant solar array on top of the Justice Center on the west side of Steamboat Springs. But they weren’t ready on Monday to tell Facilities Director Tim Winter to continue to explore investing in the new community solar garden that Clean Energy Collective is planning to begin constructing next month in Craig in collaboration with Yampa Valley Electric Association. CEC is a for-profit company that has built similar community solar arrays in Colorado mountain towns. The company allows individual households to spend as little as $850 on a small portion of the larger solar facility, in order to offset a portion (or all) of their electricity usage without having to invest thousands of dollars to put their own grid on top of their homes. The solar garden offers the added benefit of being ideally situated on its planned site for ...
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Solar power an issue for commission candidates 14.9.2014 azcentral.com | business
Requirements that utilities get an increasing amount of power from renewables seems to stir the hearts of voters ...
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Moffat County grills EPA about Clean Power Plan Wednesday 11.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year. EPA Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath and other EPA staff visited Craig to discuss the Clean Power Plan and how the EPA is dissecting hundreds of thousands of comments on the issue before recommendations are made to the federal government on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moffat County residents, coal and power plant employees and government officials quizzed the EPA on the plan, highlighting the fears of what strict federal regulation might do to the local economy. Concerned officials from Denver, Routt County and Grand Junction — to name a few — also attended. Public comments concerning the Clean Power Plan must be submitted to the EPA by Oct. 16 , and it will then finalize its ruling by March of next year. The proposed EPA plan is to ...
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