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A time of inflection for rural America’s energy paradigms

Kansas last year finally awarded a permit for a coal-fired power plant to serve customers in Colorado mountain towns and elsewhere, but it will never get built. As twilight arrives in the era of large, coal plants closes, its an open question whether wholesale suppliers will remain relevant for rural America.
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Global warming and a cold morning in Colorado

Colder even than a banker’s heart: a 61-below morning in Colorado by Allen Best Cold temperatures of early January had me digging deep into my dresser drawers for long johns. I’ve rarely worn them since the late 1990s, when I … Continue reading

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The future of Colorado coal towns

Craig and other Colorado coal towns have made a good living during the last 35 years. But as for their futures, that’s a bit murkier. Continue reading

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Richard Martin’s book about coal

Richard Martin has a new book, “Coal Wars,” and it looks to be a terrific read, even if he says it’s not a deep policy analysis. Continue reading

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