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LPEA renewable energy goal faces uncertain future

La Plata Electric Association’s desire to increase its purchasing power of renewable energy has been stymied because other electrical co-ops do not want to change the required contract. LPEA has...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New stock show campus aims to be energy smart

DENVER (AP) – Experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will help planners of the National Western Center project come up with ways to avoid turning the large north Denver area into an...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Can you live without fossil fuels?

Do you think you could live without fossil fuel products for a week? That’s what one oil-and-gas advocacy group is putting up as a challenge for individuals to see what life would be like without...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA coal ash rule receives criticism

WASHINGTON – Neither industry nor environmentalists are happy about a new Environmental Protection Agency rule to manage coal ash, details of which were heard by the Senate Committee on Environment...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Future bright for innovative ideas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded businesses in Pagosa Springs and Mancos innovation grants worth $250,000 each to advance projects involving turning trees and brush into electrical...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good Earth

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A big bet on coal

KIRTLAND, New Mexico Faced with the possibility of losing $40 million in annual revenue and several hundred jobs for its members, the Navajo Nation last year placed a high-stakes bet on coal,...

DATE: June 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renewable-energy grants to be discussed at LPEA

The director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s community and economic development will lead a workshop on grants for renewable-energy systems June 10 at the La Plata Electric Association. The...

DATE: May 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee addresses price of gas at hearing

WASHINGTON – While a solution to rising gasoline prices is no nearer than before, a committee heard testimony about how the high prices will affect tourism this summer.The House Committee on...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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WPX Energy postpones major gas drilling plan

Technological advances that are fueling a natural-gas drilling boom across the country are contributing to a bust in the San Juan Basin, a place where many of the advances were pioneered.Last week,...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News