Energy & Industry

West Obsessed: The battle over solar energy
West Obsessed: The battle over solar energy
High Country News delves into a win for Nevada’s solar customers and what it means for the grid.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
These six Western monuments face reductions
These six Western monuments face reductions
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
Wyoming windsock you in the face!
The Cowboy state makes an ambitious bid to get California in on its wind
An interview with Joshua Zaffos
An interview with Joshua Zaffos
Joshua Zaffos discusses his story on industry money and higher education with KDNK's Nelson Harvey.
Lost in translation
What good are public meetings when neither the BLM nor the locals are being heard?
Transmission: The missing link in the renewables revolution
Want a lot of solar and wind? Then you'll need a lot of power lines
Oil and gas companies pour money into research universities
Oil and gas companies pour money into research universities
In the midst of the nation’s current oil and gas frenzy and controversies over fracking, energy company contributions to schools are raising questions about academic integrity.
Oil boom spurs a rush on extractive education programs
Oil boom spurs a rush on extractive education programs
As production from unconventional reserves ramps up, students are flooding into university and technical programs supporting oil and gas development.
What's the rush?
Watching Blackfeet oil and gas drilling near Glacier National Park
Too much, or not enough?
Comparing fracking regulations across the country
You can't keep a cow from water (or Jon Marvel from grazing issues)
You can't keep a cow from water (or Jon Marvel from grazing issues)
The founder of Western Watersheds Project will retire, but remains vigilant against "welfare ranching."
A royal(ty) mess
Are mining companies paying their fair share for the coal and minerals extracted from public land?
2012 in numbers
The author tries to save the world from doom by listing important energy and climate figures
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
A mining rush in Canada’s backcountry threatens Alaska salmon
Canadian governments back proposals for more than a dozen new mines along salmon-rich rivers that flow to the Alaska coast.
A different borderland blues
A different borderland blues
Mining in British Columbia could have big impacts on parts of Canada -- and the U.S.
At home with the oil rigs
At home with the oil rigs
A California resident learns to love the tiny lights twinkling far out to sea.
A sampling of northwestern British Columbian mine sites and endangered rivers
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
Wildlife of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A map showing where wildlife are in the reserve.
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
BLM plans for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
A controversial proposal for the nation’s biggest chunk of public land aims to allow energy development -- and protect wildlife.
Boom, bust, yawn
How do you cover oil and gas development in an exciting way?
Protecting the Piceance
Hunting group has plans for new type of conservation
Producing more power means using more water
Producing more power means using more water
Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.