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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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