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      By Judith Kohler The Denver Post The state’s largest electric cooperative has filed a lawsuit, claiming it lost tens of millions of dollars because Xcel Energy- Colorado’s chronically malfunctioning Comanche 3 coal plant couldn’t deliver as promised. CORE Electric Cooperat...
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The rapid expansion of batteries paired with wind and solar is transforming the grid and accelerating the transition to clean energy.   By Dan Gearino September 2, 2021   Vistra's lithium-ion battery system is co-located on the site of its existing Moss Landing Power Plant in Mon...
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    EFFICIENCY Colorado State University-Pueblo became the first campus in the state to reach net-zero efficiency last week when the school switched on its 23-acre solar array project. The solar scheme allows the campus to generate excess energy and put it back into the grid. “One of ...
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Who created the renewable-energy miracle?   By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to ...
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Inside Climate NewsInside Clean Energy: Renewables are up and coal is down in most places, at a time of major changes in how we produce electricity. (extracted) By Dan Gearino August 5, 2021 The Energy Information Administration reported last week that, for the first time the US used more re...
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  By Noam Scheiber © The New York Times Co. Patricia Fahy, a New York state legislator, celebrated when a new development project for the Port of Albany — the country’s first assembly plant dedicated to building offshore wind towers — was approved in January. “I was doing cartwheels,” said ...
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By Eric Tucker The Associated Press WASHINGTON » The Biden administration is taking steps to protect the country’s electricity system from cyberattacks through a new 100-day initiative combining federal government agencies and private industry. The initiative, announced Tuesday by the Energy ...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Legislation that’s designed to expand the use of renewable energy in Colorado by steering utilities to join regional transmission networks could also help if a big freeze or other extreme weather strains the state’s energy supply. Sen. Chris Hansen said the bill h...
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By Paul J. Weber and David Koenig The Associated Press AUSTIN, TEXAS » The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, which was needed urgently as the state’s ...
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Low costs of wind and solar power helped renewables pass coal in electricity generation; gas remains the leader. By Dan Gearino February 26, 2021 In a year of pandemic illness and chaotic politics, there also was a major milestone in the transition to clean energy: U.S. renewable energy sour...
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  By Paul J. Weber and David Koenig The Associated Press AUSTIN, TEXAS » The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity and heat during a deadly winter freeze also unplugged plants that could have generated more power, which was needed urgently as the state’...
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    By Paul J. Weber The Associated Press AUSTIN, TEXAS » Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze continued to mount Wednesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity ...
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Shared from the 10/15/2020 The Denver Post eEdition GALLERY CARTS, KIOSKS, PORTABLES By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post About 40 years ago, Dan Gallery and his sister, Debbie, saw an opportunity to expand the reach of the family’s Chicago-style deli by selling food from a hot-dog cart in downtown ...
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Shared from the 8/18/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Coral Davenport
© The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON» California on Monday finalized a legal settlement with four of the world’s largest automakers that binds them to comply with its stringent state-level fuel efficiency standards that would...
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Shared from the 6/18/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Justin Wingerter The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a massive maintenance backlog at national parks, including those in ...
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Shared from the 5/28/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. CONTURSI TERME, ITALY» In the hills near Naples, something unusual was taking place at a pasta factory one day in February. In a nearby olive grove, engineers in safety gear had hooked up tanks of a hydroge...
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A federal judge on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, allowed California's updated light bulb efficiency standards to take effect with the new year Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento rejected a petition from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the ...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-28 The Denver Post eEdition Regulators in Colorado green-light Xcel’s plan Company says proposal includes boosting renewables, cutting coal By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and s...
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By Stephen StapczynskiBloomberg News When Damien Maguire moved to the countryside outside Dublin, he struggled to keep the lights on at home because of the town’s constant power outages. He found a solution inside his electric cars: their batteries. A tinkerer who posts videos of his hand-buil...
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Even though we are all aware that green jobs have a lot of benefits, we sometimes fail to pay enough attention to the challenges that we have to face in the process of going green. Overcoming them is becoming increasingly important because of the current growth rate of the green jobs sector. The ch...
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