Critics of large, utility-scale solar power plants like the one that recently landed a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee in southern Colorado say the feds need to better vet energy technology before putting so many taxpayer dollars on the line.
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A group of doctors and scientists from 24 different universities and non-profit research organizations – including Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado – recently sent a letter (pdf) to Energy Secretary Steven Chu blasting his picks for a Department of Energy panel studying the controversial natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday gave the nod to four major solar and wind energy projects on public and private lands in California and Oregon, kicked off the environmental review process for three more projects and outlined the next steps in mapping out “solar energy zones” on public lands in six western states, including Colorado.
DENVER– In an energy summit today held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center here U.S. Sen. Mark Udall told reporters that he would support a plan floated by Xcel energy to build a nuclear power plant in Colorado.…
Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday praised the feds for choosing to bury tons of mercury currently languishing in Tennessee deep in the heart of Texas instead at the Grand Junction Disposal Site in Mesa County.
Report: EPA permit would allow Powertech to contaminate aquifer with proposed uranium mine near Fort Collins
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents obtained by Environment Colorado reveal behind-closed-doors negotiations between the EPA and Powertech USA that would allow the company to contaminate part of the underground aquifer beneath its proposed Centennial uranium mine north of Fort Collins,…
Gov. Bill Ritter made his opposition to mercury storage near Grand Junction official Thursday, sending a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu opposing the plan for three key reasons:
First, he said the Grand Junction Disposal Site south of…
“There’s no sense in Colorado that there’s economic payoff.”
But a quick scan of the Web today suggest it’s only a matter of time before Colorado begins to feel the effects of the attention the Obama Administration has been lavishing on the state.
Winds of change may be blowing through Golden today — underscoring just how critical Colorado has become on the national clean-energy front — but the real test of the Obama administration’s legacy is unfolding in Washington.
From the moment the federal stimulus package was first proposed, crank-celebrity “free market” enthusiasts have been whipping up their fans by crying “socialism” as often as possible — demonstrating how little cranks understand both free markets and socialism. I’d write it off as merely tilting at windmills, except that tilting at windmills sounds too reality-based given the prominence renewable energy is playing in the country’s recovery and reinvestment plan.