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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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La Plata Electric evaluating its energy options

The business model for Tri-State Generation & Transmission is in the cross-hairs as Durango-based La Plata Electric Association studies its long-term options. Continue reading

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Inching along toward renewables in mountain towns

Crested Butte and Breckenridge examine goals of 100 percent renewables, and Kit Carson Electric moves along toward the same goal with another solar farm. Continue reading

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A small Colorado pivot in our great national energy transition

Should electrical co-operative providers be allowed to produce more than 5 percent of their electrical from local and mostly renewable sources? A Colorado case has implications for our great national energy transition. Continue reading

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