Out for a Sunday afternoon ride in early February, two aging baby boomers unexpectedly came across drilling and oil and gas extraction among the bucolic rangelands of Eastern Colorado. Looking to take photographs, they became suspects and advised that public roads weren’t exactly public. Such have been the rising tensions in the growing tension around fossil fuel extraction.
Taos-based Kit Carson Electric in July began production from a solar farm near the Angle Fire ski area in northern New Mexico. Financed by Guzman Energy, the co-operative is pushing toward a goal of 100 percent renewable energy. It expects to meet daylight needs from renewable sources by 2022.
High temperatures, even more than sub-par snow, has been the story from California to New Mexico. In Taos, wildfire research of the past suggests outcome of winters like this.
Sales of electric vehicles have been increasing robustly in Colorado, leading one transportation analyst to cautiously predict that 20 percent of all cars, trucks and motorcycles could be electric by 2030.
Was the Colorado governor’s position about the West Elk coal mine expansion Solomon like or dodging a hard issue about a major greenhouse gas emission?
Kit Carson Electric of Taos, N.M., has set a goal of 100 percent renewables. The cast of characters includes the son of a coal miner and a former executive with Nike.
Tony Seba predicts technological disruption in 2020 or 2021 in electric
and autonomous vehicles, solar energy and energy storage. Can he possibly be right?
Fifteen years ago, three major forest fires were roaring in Colorado, making even city streets feel like a dystopian sci-fi movie. What did we learn from those fires?
Colorado’s Yampa River peaked in mid-May and the same looked to have happened in Idaho’s Wood River. But generally, peak runoff is happening now, in early June.
What a loopy cause for Republicans in Congress to get behind: the right to pollute and waste a valuable resource. That was the crux issue of the methane debate.
Far fewer deer carcasses along Highway 9 after several new crossings by Allen Best KREMMLING, Colo. — When Colorado wildlife biologists drove along Highway 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling during the 2015-16 winter, they found far fewer carcasses of mule deer than had normally been the case. In a 5-mile segment where 30 were usually …
Coal is skidding, and more is to come. What can communities do to prepare? by Allen Best Coal communities have shed jobs for more than a century. More are certain to be lost as the fuel loses favor because of its rising cost compared to natural gas and renewables. Plus, there are the unsavory environmental …
Local climate action or higher-level policy advocacy? It’s a familiar argument, and it came up at Aspen as the Compact of Colorado Communities was launched.