Energy (general)

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Tunisian student tackles power and energy in Durango

Rihab Ammar saw snow for the first time this winter. She took a 63-hour bus ride from Durango to the East Coast. And she went camping with friends in Utah. The Fort Lewis College exchange student...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New state Senate committee to focus on energy policy

DENVER – Colorado legislators are preparing for potential changes in environmental and energy policies under the Trump Administration with a series of hearings with experts. The first of the...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Senators: Energy bill a win for Western states

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed its first significant energy bill since 2007 in overwhelmingly bipartisan fashion. Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Colorado Public Utilities Commission shoots down Xcel’s community solar garden agreement

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday rejected an agreement Xcel Energy reached last month to sharply boost the amount of power it obtained from community solar...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional 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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Global fire sale on stuff that’s combustible

NEW YORK – These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices. Prices for...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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Researchers begin to study methane ‘hot spot’

DENVER – A team of researchers is working in the Four Corners to determine why there is a mysterious methane “hot spot” producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas in the nation. The...

DATE: April 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

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A lighter load

A mericans are using less electricity, a trend that is upending long-held assumptions about energy consumption and the need for new power plants. Historically, energy usage typically dips amid a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Energy ABCs looks at industry facts, myths

New environmentally friendly technologies may not always be what they seem. Lori Smith Schell, president of the Durango-based consultancy Empowered Energy, gave the example of plug-in electric...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

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Is nuclear the new green?

PHOENIX Water vapor rises hundreds of feet into the sky above the Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station in the Arizona desert.The white cloud looks like smoke, but it contains no toxins or...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news

Colorado residents speak out about oil-shale development

SILT – Maintain the status quo or follow a new plan. Those are the choices for the Bureau of Land Management on the issue of oil-shale development on public land in the West.Public meetings began...

DATE: March 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news