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  • Burning questions about biomass

    Burning questions about biomass

    Getting energy from biomass is more complicated -- and perhaps less green -- than it seems.

  • Coal reality check

    The coal industry may be wounded, but it’s certainly not dead.

  • Power struggle

    The economic numbers behind coal and wind energy -- and energy efficiency -- are compared in Montana.

  • Audio: High Country Views, episode 3

    Audio: High Country Views, episode 3

    Sarah Gilman and Cally Carswell talk about tough times for coal.

  • Mission critical

    Mission critical

    With global warming threatening the planet, even environmentalists are looking more kindly at natural gas.

  • 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.

  • Wyoming hits a green roadblock

    Bill Sniffin says the state called the “Saudi Arabia of coal” may find its product less desirable in the face of global warming.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Coal-fired power plants don’t get no respect; nuclear is nudging its way in; resort real estate is hot as plutonium

  • The hidden costs of our coal habit

    In Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, Jeff Goodell reveals how the sausage is made when it comes to the primary source of America’s electricity.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Western governors go green; King Coal gets hammered; Divine Strake strikes out; Colorado cons on the North Forty; Mother Nature’s bodyguards; Western wagering data; and energy use and Bush approval: a case of eerie symmetry.

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