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Reasons for energy optimism and caution

Stanford University’s Sally Benson talks about what drove the great success of solar, the exciting promise of battery storage, the uneven progress of carbon capture and storage, and the concept of net energy, which finds that wind energy produces far more than is required in front-end inputs. Continue reading

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A conversation about utilities of the future

Regulation of investor-owned utilities in Colorado and elsewhere is “so 20th century,” in the words of a Colorado legislator. Max Tyler proposes a deep examination of regulatory reform. His bill passed its first test on a party-line vote.
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Thinning snow for skiing and melting Arctic ice

While snow-short Mt. Baker Ski Area struggles to reopen in Washington state, the implications of melting ice in the Arctic was discussed at the Vail Global Energy Forum. Continue reading

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George Shultz at Vail Global Energy Forum

While acknowledging climate risks, Stanford’s George Shultz painted an optimistic picture for the U.S. in remarks as the Vail Global Energy Forum. Continue reading

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