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  • Power struggle

    The economic numbers behind coal and wind energy -- and energy efficiency -- are compared in Montana.

  • The (non)idiot’s guide to energy

    In Power of the People: America’s New Electricity Choices, energy specialist Carol Sue Tombari has written a concise and remarkably readable book about the best way to tackle our nation’s energy problems.

  • Me and my SUV

    Me and my SUV

    An environmentalist loves driving her SUV but welcomes the prospect of higher gas prices.

  • Counties take steps to build a new energy economy

    Counties take steps to build a new energy economy

    Three forward-looking Colorado counties are helping homeowners obtain loans for greater energy efficiency.

  • Westerners slowly adapt to high prices

    Westerners are making a few small efforts to conserve energy in the face of higher prices, but environmentalists wonder what it will take to inspire a real change in behavior

  • Got Sun? Go Solar

    In Got Sun? Go Solar, writers Rex A. Ewing and Doug Pratt explain how to carry out home renewable energy projects

  • Retooling for the next mission

    Retooling for the next mission

    Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.

  • Fill 'er up with moonshine

    Chris Myles plans to fuel his vehicles with homebrewed ethanol, made in a still he built at his home in Silverton, Colo.

  • Government capitalism can be a very good thing

    Government capitalism can be a very good thing

    The federal government should emulate FDR’s Rural Electrification Project: Put up the money to improve energy efficiency in the West, and let the locals do the work.

  • D.C. and the West: Worlds apart

    Washington, D.C., seems like another planet when seen from the West, as the political stories in this issue of the paper suggest

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