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  • 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.

  • Coal’s other mess

    Even as the air over power plants clears, the coal combustion waste on the ground gets worse – and the EPA seems disinclined to deal with the problem.

  • 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

    EPA tightens standards on soot exposure; New Mexico land commissioner candidates clash; enviros can buy grazing permits in Utah; trailers are trashed to make room for luxury homes; SunEdison will build largest solar plant in the U.S. in Colorado’s San Lui

  • Solar companies roll the dice

    Two new companies have proposed building the largest solar power plant in the world near Deming, N.M.

  • Facts about greenhouse gas emissions

    Sprinkled throughout the lead story are "fun facts" about what causes greenhouse gas emissions and what people can do to reduce them

  • Deciphering humanity's hardware

    Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape by Brian Hayes is a wonderfully conversational explanation of everything one sees along the highway that isn’t natural

  • 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

  • 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

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