Renewable energy

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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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Bayfield family goes solar power

An environmental justice grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with a lot of assistance from La Plata Electric Association, will help several local families. On Friday,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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2 solar projects aid low-income families

Two solar installations in Bayfield that have cut energy costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions for affordable and low-income housing communities have recently been completed, concluding this...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Idaho firm debuts solar sidewalks

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation’s roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new energy...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Solar power comes to Southwest Horizons Ranch

Electrical costs for pumping water to a low-income housing development in Durango are about to go down as a grant-funded solar array nears completion. The 16.7 kilowatt installation at Southwest...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Talk about town: Solar car to be on display

Freshly back from competing in the Solar Car Challenge, recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes are going to be at the Powerhouse Science Center on Saturday to...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Solar car to cruise Durango streets for a couple of weeks

Team Energy Audacity may have come in last in the Solar Car Challenge, but the two teenagers’ grit in the face of obstacles and the lessons they learned make them winners nonetheless. Recent Animas...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High students’ sun-powered contraption qualifies for Solar Car Challenge

More than five months of intense efforts paid off as two recent Animas High School graduates’ car qualified for the Solar Car Challenge. During the so-called scrutineering process late last week,...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas High School graduates’ adventure underway in solar car

What started as a school project has turned into a great adventure for recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes as they prepare to enter the Solar Car Challenge...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Towering wind turbines generate controversy, income in Monticello, Utah

It was nearly two decades in the making, yet took just a couple months to build, forever changing the landscape of the Southeast Utah high desert, and altering the culture of a small rural town....

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

LPEA delays controversial waiver vote again

In lieu of making a decision in advance of a pertinent Federal Energy Regulation Commission ruling, the La Plata Electric Association on Wednesday tabled a vote on a waiver involving its primary...

DATE: June 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: What carbon footprint?

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News