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.
Coal's gasping on the Colorado Plateau
Do agreements to shut down units at two of the West's biggest plants signal the end of the dirty fuel?
Feds enabled oil drillers, others to cheat Fort Berthold tribes
Feds enabled oil drillers, others to cheat Fort Berthold tribes
Tribal corruption and lowball prices have denied an oil-rich North Dakota Indian reservation more than $1 billion in royalties and leases
Water is life for the Navajo Nation
Water is life for the Navajo Nation
The Navajos need clean renewable-energy projects, not polluting coal-fired power plants.
Delayed gratification
Megaloads opposition is having a lingering impact
The more we drill, the more vulnerable we become
The more we drill, the more vulnerable we become
Exporting energy increases the pressure to drill here at home.
Of cows and climate
Is the BLM starting to consider whether grazing exacerbates climate change?
‘It helps to be irritating’
Recent strides (and losses) in the oil and gas regulatory world underscore the importance of public engagement
Bakken tech boomlet?
A handful of companies try to reduce waste from gas flaring in North Dakota
Powering down
For Montana electric utility, deregulation comes home to roost
Can the West have its own Energiewende?
Los Angeles adopts a German-like feed-in-tariff to encourage rooftop solar
How to clean up abandoned mines -- without landing in court
How to clean up abandoned mines -- without landing in court
Anyone who tries to fix a draining mine may become liable for its water pollution. But Good Samaritans are finding ways to avoid getting sued for their good deeds.
Growing our gas
The renewable fuel standard has potential, but the omission of algae is a big hole
Mine cleanup for dummies: A flowchart
Forest Service wields an uncommon mining law
In Idaho the agency is challenging gold mining claims in an area once slated for hydropower
Energy geeks rejoice!
Our quickie guide to trivial, extraction-related iPhone apps
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.