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  • Is basic solar technology the key to an energy revolution?

    Is basic solar technology the key to an energy revolution?

    Plain old photovoltaic panels and innovations in energy storage and distributed generation could remake our electricity system.

  • Power on the loose

    Electric utility deregulation and California's energy crisis hold promise and peril for the rest of the West, as conservationists seek to ensure that new energy systems are both efficient and easy on the land and water and air.

  • Backyard power struggle

    Some locals on southwestern Colorado are fighting an electric utility's plans to upgrade the power line that runs between Nucla and Telluride.

  • Rearranging the grid

    High Country News' publisher discusses his years on the board of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association, and the surprising common ground that has developed between the electric co-op and environmentalists like himself.

  • Rural co-ops must change

    Western Area Power Administration plan would require utilities to use Integrated Resource Planning.

  • A tree did it

    Two summer power blackouts in the West are caused by wayward trees.

  • Klamath farmers face a new threat

    Klamath Basin farmers may be hit with a huge increase in electric rates, but some say that even putting farms out of business may not save enough water for endangered fish

  • California's farmers ditch dirty diesel pumps

    California’s two largest utility companies are encouraging farmers to switch from polluting diesel irrigation pumps to electric ones

  • Ellensburg wins back its beauty

    A group of concerned Ellensburg, Wash., citizens succeeds in getting 12 tall, unsightly power poles removed from downtown.

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