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  • A war for a dollar

    A war for a dollar

    Arizona's biggest utility goes after solar net metering

  • BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation

    BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation

    New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.

  • Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility

    Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility

    After a hard-fought political campaign the town of Boulder passed a ballot initiative allowing it to create its own municipal utility in order to help reach its ambitious environmental goals.

  • Congressional group plans for oil's decline

    Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., have formed the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus to discuss preparing for life after "peak oil" – when worldwide oil supplies can no longer meet demand

  • Energy exporters: Stay out of the San Luis Valley

    Energy exporters: Stay out of the San Luis Valley

    Xcel and Tri-State have overly ambitious plans for massive solar energy development in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

  • 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.

  • From Pickups to PV

    From Pickups to PV

    Utility brings solar power to far-flung Navajos

  • Growing Away from Big Coal

    Growing Away from Big Coal

    In Colorado and New Mexico, some rural electric cooperatives are quietly fighting to get more of their power from local and renewable sources.

  • Lawmakers chop up renewable-energy fund

    Congress slashes the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program in favor of directing money toward energy projects in lawmakers’ home districts

  • Let's Get Small

    Let's Get Small

    Can 'hamster power' -- distributed generation and small-scale renewable energy projects -- save the West, and the world?

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