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  • The Latest Bounce

    Whistleblower Earle Dixon’s complaint denied; Colorado moose has chronic wasting disease; Colorado wind power gets cheaper than traditional electricity; court nixes BuRec’s 10-year Klamath River plan

  • Sacrificial Land: Will renewable energy devour the Mojave Desert?

    Sacrificial Land: Will renewable energy devour the Mojave Desert?

    An unlikely group of activists is championing a new bill to protect the Mojave Desert. But even if it passes, large swaths of once empty land will be developed.

  • Power struggle

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

  • Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables

    Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables

    Rural Lake County, Ore., has gone from a timber economy to one based on producing - and exporting - renewable energy.

  • INNOVATE, Part I

    INNOVATE, Part I

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.

  • Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

    Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

    The Obama administration's electrical transmission permitting agencies are cooperating to speed grid updates and fast track clean energy projects, as demand for power grows.

  • Forget idealism

    With the demand for renewable energy growing and the costs falling, solar and wind power have moved out of the realm of idealism into that of the marketplace

  • Renewable law leaves the gate

    The Colorado Public Utilities Commission finally releases rules for implementing Amendment 37, the state’s renewable standards law

  • Congressional group plans for oil's decline

    Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., have formed the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus to discuss preparing for life after "peak oil" – when worldwide oil supplies can no longer meet demand

  • Lawmakers chop up renewable-energy fund

    Congress slashes the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program in favor of directing money toward energy projects in lawmakers’ home districts

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