More than half the windmills on California’s
Altamont Pass will shut down for two months this winter so
migrating birds can pass safely through the area
by Patrick Farrell,
Aug 08, 2005
Wind farms are working to make their turbines less
hazardous to birds and bats
by Hilary Watts,
May 02, 2005
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.
by Nathan Rice,
Dec 27, 2011
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
by Ed Marston,
Nov 22, 2004
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
by Brett Wilkison,
Feb 06, 2006
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.
by Sarah Gilman,
Nov 15, 2011
Is it possible to develop large-scale solar projects and transmission lines without sacrificing the West’s wide-open landscapes and deserts?
by Sarah Gilman ,
May 15, 2009
With the demand for renewable energy growing and the costs
falling, solar and wind power have moved out of the realm of
idealism into that of the marketplace
by Laura Paskus,
Dec 12, 2005
In Colorado and New Mexico, some rural electric cooperatives are quietly fighting to get more of their power from local and renewable sources.
by Susan Moran ,
Jun 19, 2009
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.
by Ray Ring, Tom Beal, Emily Underwood, Terray Sylvester, Sarah Gilman,
Mar 09, 2009