Monthly Archives: June 2017

Does Tony Seba wax too optimistic about technology?

Tony Seba predicts technological disruption in 2020 or 2021 in electric
and autonomous vehicles, solar energy and energy storage. Can he possibly be right? Continue reading

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The challenge of job losses in coal communities

How will towns like Gillette, located in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, transition as coal-related jobs disappear. Reports from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming were shared at a recent conference. Continue reading

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Colorado co-op goes to NREL for next chief executive

The next chief executive of Colorado electrical co-op Holy Cross Energy will come from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. “He just really nailed the vision that was shared by the board,” one director said. Continue reading

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Remembering when all of Colorado seemed to be on fire

Fifteen years ago, three major forest fires were roaring in Colorado, making even city streets feel like a dystopian sci-fi movie. What did we learn from those fires? Continue reading

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A sort-of normal spring runoff in an abnormal year

Colorado’s Yampa River peaked in mid-May and the same looked to have happened in Idaho’s Wood River. But generally, peak runoff is happening now, in early June. Continue reading

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The news briefly from mountain towns

Vail’s rare stand about national political issues VAIL, Colo. — If President Donald Trump is withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord, Vail is among the hundreds of towns pointing in the other direction. They’re staying the course. In … Continue reading

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Why the push to allow pollution and waste?

What a loopy cause for Republicans in Congress to get behind: the right to pollute and waste a valuable resource. That was the crux issue of the methane debate. Continue reading

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Wildlife overpasses in Colorado yield fewer carcasses

Far fewer deer carcasses along Highway 9 after several new crossings by Allen Best KREMMLING, Colo. — When Colorado wildlife biologists drove along Highway 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling during the 2015-16 winter, they found far fewer carcasses of mule … Continue reading

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