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.
Moving on up in the oil patch
Moving on up in the oil patch
Are the West’s energy fields the last bastion of the American Dream?
The Green Tea Party?
The Green Tea Party?
A conservative movement embracing rooftop solar seems to be emerging.
The Latest: Mining claims halted in some areas
The Latest: Mining claims halted in some areas
BLM gives priority to solar development on 300,000 acres.
Sandy Gebhards and Sierra Crane-Murdoch on life in the oilfields
Some states recognize that corn ethanol is a bum deal
Some states recognize that corn ethanol is a bum deal
As ethanol content in gasoline continues to rise, some communities are resisting.
Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine
Alaska tribes attempt to block the controversial Pebble Mine
Some of the last surviving salmon-based cultures turn to the EPA to protect their communities.
Ted Turner: A Good Guy After All?
Ted Turner: A Good Guy After All?
The author of a new biography of one of the West's largest landholders speaks with HCN about conservation, capitalism and Cousteau.