Tag Archives: hydroelectric

Whistler’s changing climate and energy shift

Whistler Blackcomb has benefited from the warming climate even as it has made itself more resilient to declining snow. But it remains vulnerable.
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Basalt’s small hydro

Basalt, Colo., retrofitted its water system to produce electricity, but the federal permitting process wasn’t easy.
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Making small hydro easier

Two new laws make it easier for existing dams, irrigation canals and city water mains to be retrofitted for hydroelectric production. In the West, that could add up.
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Aspen’s troubled hydroelectric project

Spurred by climate change, Aspen planned to recreate its original hydroelectric plant and shrink its carbon footprint. Now, the turbines sit in storage. Continue reading

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