Category Archives: Renewable energy portfolio

Ron Lehr and the energy transition

At the meeting’s end, I asked Lehr what was the most interesting and perhaps exciting news in the world of renewable energy. Prices, he responded, have been falling rapidly, both for wind, but also for solar. In other words, these once expensive renewables are approaching and in some cases achieving parity with generation by fossil fuels. This suggests that adoption will accelerate. Continue reading

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The odd couple of greenhouse gas reduction in Colorado

An unlikely pairing of the Aspen Skiing Co., Koch-owned Oxbow Mining and the persistence of gas man Tom Vessels yielded electrical generation and a big reduction in a potent greenhouse gas. Continue reading

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Jobs, rural Colorado, and the transition from coal

Both sides cited jobs as Colorado legislators considered S.B. 252, a proposal to increase the renewable energy standard for electrical cooperatives and their wholesale supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission. The reality is probably much more nuanced. Continue reading

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