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Obama pushes clean energy 8.2.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
Republicans expected to reject the request.
Oil industry blasts Obama proposal for $10-per-barrel tax 5.2.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
President Barack Obama will propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in his fiscal 2017 budget plan, an idea likely to receive a chilly reception in the Republican-controlled Congress.
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Routt County commissioners consider a strategic shift on energy jobs 3.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is in discussions about placing more emphasis on protecting existing energy jobs in Northwest Colorado as it conducts its annual review of strategic initiatives this month. In 2015, the Board of Commissioners’ list of eight strategic initiatives included one that read: “Leverage new energy opportunities.” On Monday, county commissioners Cari Hermacinski, Doug Monger and Tim Corrigan were leaning toward adapting that language to read something closer to: “Support the economic health of our energy industries.” “It’s our role to make sure the power plants, coal mines and railroads stay open and healthy in our county,” Hermacinski said during an informal discussion on all eight of last year’s strategic initiatives. Under newly proposed EPA regulations, coal-fired power plants will need to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. All states will be responsible for creating their own plans to meet the requirements and have the option of working with other ...
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Bennet: Diverse energy portfolio positioned for 21st century 3.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado’s diverse energy sector has powered our state’s economy, helping to create thousands of jobs and driving our unemployment rate down to about 3.5 percent. It’s one reason our recovery has outpaced the rest of the nation. Along with the economic benefits, it’s led to greater energy independence which strengthens our national security. And the advancements in clean energy technologies are helping us fight climate change. In December, we were able to give the renewable energy sector more certainty that will allow it to grow. We extended the wind Production Tax Credit for five years — its longest extension in two decades. The PTC provides a 2.2 cent credit per kilowatt hour of electricity produced that benefits wind energy producers and the supply chain across Colorado. Colorado generates a larger percentage of its energy from wind than all but five other states and is home to wind technology manufacturers like Vestas and RES America. Roughly 6,000 people work in wind related jobs in Colorado in ...
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Harrop: Why cheap oil isn't bad for the environment 30.1.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive.
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Grant provides money for solar array to benefit low-income residents 30.1.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Electric Association is partnering with a nonprofit organization to build a solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents. The Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives announced the partnership Wednesday, which includes four other electric associations in rural areas of Colorado. Details of how big or where each array will be located have not been determined yet. The arrays combined will produce 579 kilowatts. GRID hopes the project will provide power to 150 homes. “Colorado has always been a leader in renewable energy, and now, we take another innovative step forward as we create community solar models that are more affordable and available to Colorado rural electric cooperatives and the low-income communities they serve,” Colorado Energy Office Director Jeff Ackermann said in a news release. The Colorado Energy Office gave GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. “We have ...
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Boulder-based Vision Ridge starts $430 million clean energy fund 29.1.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder-based Vision Ridge Partners LLC, a private-equity firm focused on climate change, and Capricorn Investment Group, the money manager for former EBay Inc.
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Editorial: A comeback for the smart grid? 29.1.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Mention the words "smart grid" in the context of Xcel Energy, and many of us remember the debacle a few years ago of the company's SmartGridCity in Boulder — for which customers elsewhere ended up picking up a significant share of the $44.5 million tab.
Boulder scientists eye 'interstate for electrons' to slash emissions, price of electricity 25.1.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Imagine a network of power lines spanning the United States, capable of delivering wind and solar power wherever it's needed, whenever it's needed, rain or shine.
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Appeals court: Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review 22.1.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — In what environmentalists hailed as a victory for efforts to curb climate change, an appeals panel in Washington on Thursday rebuffed efforts to delay enforcement of President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions until legal challenges are resolved.
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town 22.1.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Under Clean Power Plan, Washington and Oregon utilities consider phasing out Colstrip’s power station.
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Nevada decision guts the state’s thriving solar industry 15.1.2016 High Country News Most Recent
It’s the biggest success of a nationwide effort by utilities to sour the economics of rooftop solar.
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Full text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech 15.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
Full text of Gov. John Hickenlooper's State of the State speech
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Colorado becomes rising player in fuel cell use and development 14.1.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado received a nod from the U.S. Department of Energy in a new report on the growth of fuel cells as an alternative resource.
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How some Western cities are leading on climate action 13.1.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Despite faltering national policy, some communities are forging ahead.
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Renewable-energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks 22.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. "Stupid wind," he mutters.
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Pot dollars and range riders 21.12.2015 Current Issue
News in brief.
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No, AG Cynthia Coffman is wrong to sue over EPA Clean Power Plan 19.12.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
In early November, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the state Supreme Court for guidance concerning Attorney General Cynthia Coffman's authority to sue the federal government without the governor's consent.
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Budget bill would lift ban on crude exports and incentivize renewables 18.12.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Months of bickering results in $1.1 trillion package to fund most of what the federal government does.
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Budget deal bill boosts oil exports, renewable energy 17.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are welcoming the likely demise of a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports in the massive year-end spending and tax bills.
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