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  • Two weeks in the West

    Wind and solar energy projects ramp up across the West; Conservation Reserve Program ramps down; the West’s volcanic history; potatoes are good for you.

  • Coffeepots and climate

    Shane Bondi seeks to understand the connection between a lump of coal, a power plant and that first cup of coffee in the morning.

  • California clean energy rules may impede imports from rest of West

    California clean energy rules may impede imports from rest of West

    Renewable energy developers have long relied on selling to California, but recent changes make it harder for outsiders to access the market.

  • Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

    Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

    The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.

  • INNOVATE, Part III

    INNOVATE, Part III

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, such as: Redefining rancher politics, A rediscovered renewable, Creating public nooks and crannies and more.

  • Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Solar power works best when it stays small and local

    Industrial-style, large-scale solar developments on Western public lands are simply not the right way to go.

  • From Pickups to PV

    From Pickups to PV

    Utility brings solar power to far-flung Navajos

  • Dear friends

    Election results will be in the next issue; Auden Schendler makes electricity in Snowmass, Colo.; visitors

  • Colorado voters snub coal for all things renewable

    The board member of a small electric utility opines that the wind power mandate of Colorado's Amendment 37 is good for the energy industry, despite the utilities' resistance

  • The Winds of Change

    Colorado citizens voted last November to increase their state’s reliance on power from the wind and sun, but King Coal still rules the state, and the White House seems determined to keep it on the throne

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