Monthly Archives: January 2018

La Plata Electric evaluating its energy options

The business model for Tri-State Generation & Transmission is in the cross-hairs as Durango-based La Plata Electric Association studies its long-term options. Continue reading

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Colorado getting charged up about electric vehicles

Colorado will install fast-charging stations along highways to induce the transition to electrified vehicles. In Gunnison, you can even borrow an electric car.
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Talking about integration of renewables with a smile

With a smile and jokes, David Mooney from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discusses studies about how the U.S. electric grid may be reinvented.
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Telluride’s low-snow-winter experiment

It finally started snowing, putting on hold the experiment of whether a ski resort can be prosperous without any of the natural staff falling from the heavens. Continue reading

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What comes next for Vail Resorts’ carbon neutrality

Vail Resorts pledged to create carbon neutrality in energy use at its many ski areas. Yesterday it gave an indication of how it may go about achieving this. Continue reading

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A winter to rival those of the worst drought years

Much of Colorado had almost no snow going into 2018, inviting comparisons to notorious drought winters of the past: 1976-77 and 1980-81. Continue reading

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Puzzling suicide risk in ski towns

Could thin air be complicit in the high suicide rate of Western states, including the beauty-rich valleys where well-heeled ski towns are located?
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