Monthly Archives: April 2012

The difficult equation of a biomass plant

But even with so many stars aligning, Eagle Valley Clean Energy’s biomass plant at Gypsum remains an uphill effort. It needs full financing and must secure contracts for fuel from the Forest Service and others. Bottom line: Biomass for production of electricity in Colorado is still a difficult endeavor. Developers need to sell heat as well as power, they need a long time horizon, and they still will probably need subsidies.
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Dancing on the edge of winter

  by Allen Best Dancing out on the edge of winter some years ago, I returned to solid ground with a good story. Others have not been so lucky. My lark was near Colorado’s Beaver Creek ski area. A buddy … Continue reading

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Breakthrough time for I-70?

by Allen Best The following appeared in the April 1, 2012 issue of Mountain Town News. For a complementary copy, which includes the full story, please write to me at allen.best@comcast.net For years, the incessant planning meetings for Colorado’s Interstate 70 … Continue reading

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