Tri-State Generation and Transmission reached agreement on an exit fee with one of its 43 member co-operatives, Delta-Montrose Electric. But what that figure is will remain a secret until next May 2020, when the sheets are formally split.
In Colorado, Paonia remains a coal town, even if several mines have shut down. But those gathered at the Engage energy conference recently were looking to a future beyond coal. Many innovations are underway, said speakers, and more are afoot, with excitement clearly palpable.
Katharine Hayhoe and Gina McCarthy have different ways of working the stage, but they have few peers in their abilities to hold an audience’s attention whether talking about the perils of climate change, the fast-paced energy transition, or why Donald Trump’s political imitation of an ostrich will surely fail.
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?
Joe Romm passed through Denver last week, painting apocalyptic pictures and trumpeting alternative energy triumphs with equal gusto—and warning of CO2 levels in stuffing conference rooms.