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  • Watts of water

    Watts of water

    Not all environmentalists believe that pumped hydroelectric storage projects are a good way to achieve more renewable energy.

  • Solar salvation?

    Solar salvation?

    Timber companies and unemployed workers are looking to renewable energy for an economic boost.

  • The Renewable Energy Landscape

    The Renewable Energy Landscape

    Maps, charts and text locate the nation's major renewable energy resources and some big projects on Western public land.

  • Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Renewables: The Final Frontier

    Vaclav Smil is a historian who exemplifies Vulcan-style logic and skepticism when it comes to easy solutions to energy problems.

  • From Pickups to PV

    From Pickups to PV

    Utility brings solar power to far-flung Navajos

  • Thinking Past the Moment

    Thinking Past the Moment

    The Sierra Club's Carl Zichella discusses the balancing act involved in finding the best -- and least environmentally sensitive -- places to put big renewable energy projects

  • 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.

  • Modern-day La Mancha

    Modern-day La Mancha

    Are wind-turbine-fighting environmentalists re-enacting Don Quixote's crusade against windmills -- while ignoring the real monster of climate change?

  • 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?

  • For the love of wastelands

    For the love of wastelands

    Is it possible to develop large-scale solar projects and transmission lines without sacrificing the West’s wide-open landscapes and deserts?

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