Monthly Archives: May 2016

Colorado’s new water law tells feds butt out

The “message” that Colorado legislators sent the federal government about water was approved unanimously, but below the veneer remains strong disagreements. Continue reading

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What solar needs to penetrate more deeply in Colorado

Solar numbers are starting to add up in Colorado, part of a now fast-moving transition in energy paradigms. But the solar sector sees signfiicant challenges. Continue reading

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Fort McMurray’s ban on plastic bags

Colorado’s Crested Butte appears ready to push the kibosh on throw-away plastic bags. IN this, it has an unlikely role model: the oil boom town of Fort McMurray, which took the action in 2010. Continue reading

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Fort McMurray, carbon and ski towns

Fort McMurray, now much of it reduced to ashes, is no ski town, but has a subarctic climate. As such, a 90-degree temperature in early May seems unfathomable. How this oil boom town and ski towns of the West are strapped together at the hip.
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