Monthly Archives: July 2015

Game changers and other shifts in electrical services

Solar and wind soon will be competitive with fossil fuels without need of subsidies. They’re being integrated into existing systems at volumes thought impossible a decade ago. And the future is so incredibly bright—if only we get the new public policy right for electrical utilities. Continue reading

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Colorado goes to pot

Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis has generally gone very well, but many questions linger. Continue reading

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Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. Continue reading

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Can snowmaking stabilize shrinking glacier?

Whistler Blackcomb begins making snow next week to shore up the withering Horstman Glacier. Whistler has actually been getting more snow. But summers have been torrid. Continue reading

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Anatomy of lightning strikes

A newlywed killed by lightning on Mount Yale fit a pattern. It was early afternoon and she and her new husband were above treeline. But lightning is not entirely predictable, as another party climbing a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado discovered. Continue reading

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Symbols in the aftermath of Charleston

Many big ideas were on the agenda of the Aspen Ideas Festival, but several discussions touched on the power of symbols in the wake of the Charleston terrorist attack. Continue reading

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The fossil fuels divestment campaign

Clean energy is called the economic opportunity of our generation. So why is the fossil fuels divestment campaign necessary? Continue reading

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