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Amory Lovins’s long, soft, and creatively optimistic path

Amory Lovins in 1976 argued for sweeping changes in energy. Many of them are finally coming about. But can we change directions soon enough to avert disaster? Continue reading

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Dark side of the moon and climate change

Science had predicted all this with precision. None of us gathered along the barbed wire fences in Nebraska had doubted it. But why so little faith in climate science? Continue reading

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Apartment developer aims for new, energy-smart way

Developer Brice Leconte says he aims to revolutionize how apartments are made in the United States, and that goal has him partnering in research with NREL. Continue reading

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What Donald Trump can’t reverse about clean energy

Trump may try to reverse climate change policies, but one president can do only so much, says Bill Ritter, Colorado’s former governor. He cites state and local clean energy policies, including those supported by Republican governors.
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How Congress made micro-hydro easier for mountain towns

The Colorado town of Grand Lake has installed a micro-hydro system on water flowing into its treatment plant, a process Congress several years ago made easier. Continue reading

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Aspen’s renewable milestone in 2015

Aspen, the municipality, put its mind to shifting its electrical portfolio to 100 percent renewables—and guess what, it’s about there and without costing an arm and a leg.
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Utilities of the future

Less coal, more renewables, plus more storage — that’s our energy story of the future. But a panel of speakers in Denver largely agreed that a new business model will be necessary for our utilities.
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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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