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  • Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility

    Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility

    After a hard-fought political campaign the town of Boulder passed a ballot initiative allowing it to create its own municipal utility in order to help reach its ambitious environmental goals.

  • Clean air regulations protect park views by targeting coal plants

    Clean air regulations protect park views by targeting coal plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to reduce haze from air pollution near national parks and wilderness; some coal-fired power plants are cleaning up their act and others will shut down.

  • 'The last word is action'

    'The last word is action'

    Colorado clean-energy activist Leslie Glustrom sees the eventual decline of coal production as a possible ally.

  • Energy exporters: Stay out of the San Luis Valley

    Energy exporters: Stay out of the San Luis Valley

    Xcel and Tri-State have overly ambitious plans for massive solar energy development in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Libby, Mont., asbestos victims now eligible for disability; new wind-power farm to come to Colorado; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson petitions to protect his state’s roadless lands

  • Renewable law leaves the gate

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

  • 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

  • Follow-up

    Fish and shellfish must be labeled – with a few exceptions; 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to be divided into three; Xcel Energy commits its customers to coal

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