Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tahoe utility divests of coal power

Liberty Utiltiies, which serves the Lake Tahoe Basin, has announced an agreement to eliminate power from a coal-fired power plant in Nevada from its portfolio. Solar power will replace it, and at lower cost. Continue reading

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Mountain towns and coal taxes

Worried about global warming impacts, mountain towns of the Rocky Mountains have joined an effort that seeks to revise federal collections of royalties on coal mining operations. Continue reading

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Cleaning out the historical closet

I like that we preserve history. But sometimes , as with old ditches, old flags for disreputable causes, and the color of shingles, I’m confused about what we’re trying to preserve and why. Continue reading

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Richard Martin’s book about coal

Richard Martin has a new book, “Coal Wars,” and it looks to be a terrific read, even if he says it’s not a deep policy analysis. Continue reading

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