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Green Schools Summit to Convene Educators, Policymakers and Healthy Building Leaders

More than 400 K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders, policy makers, students, parents and green building industry professionals are expected to attend USGBC Colorado’s Green Schools Summit to be held at the University of Denver on Friday, November 14.

| September 9th, 2014 | Continued

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Montbello School the Recipient
of Solar Energy

Colorado was the first state to give people the option of moving past the individual panels and receiving solar energy via shared electric systems. Now, a Denver-based company, SunShare, is partnering with Xcel Energy to bring the technology to Denver.

| September 2nd, 2014 | Continued

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ONE GIANT LEAP – Green Denver Scrambles on Building Energy Codes

Denver touts itself as one of the nation’s greenest cities — from bike ridership to outdoor lifestyles to mass transit to number of LEED buildings per capita. As recently as 2011, it was named fifth nationwide in an overall green-city ranking .. but that which doesn’t grow, dies.

| August 22nd, 2014 | Continued

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Researchers Take Flight to Measure Air Quality Around Colorado

Wing-mounted cylinders draw air that is tested for more than 200 pollutants including aerosols, nitric acid, sulfur dioxide and hydrocarbons such as cancer-causing benzene.

| August 20th, 2014 | Continued

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Colorado #10 in Installed Wind Capacity for Q2

The American Wind Energy Association released its U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2014 Market Report this month and, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Texas heads the list. Here are the top 10 states for installed wind capacity.

| August 13th, 2014 | Continued

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Colorado State University, Namaste Solar, Fort Collins Utilities team up on Solar

The rooftops of the Colorado State University Student Recreation Center, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Durrell Center and Braiden, Parmalee and Corbett residence halls will soon be adorned with solar panels that power the university and Fort Collins homes and businesses

| August 8th, 2014 | Continued

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Drillers Mindful of the Neighbors in Weld County

“Instead of having hydraulic fracturing trucks and operations and cranes on each of those in series, we rig up in one central location and run high pressure lines out to those pads across the miles,” said Alex Hohmann, an engineer who manages stakeholder relations for the company.

22Sep2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Energy Outreach Colorado Awarded National
Top Charity Rating

The non-profit that funds affordable energy programs for limited-income Coloradans has been awarded an exceptional 13th consecutive top rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

11Sep2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Proposed Oil, Gas Operation Near Windsor Causes Concern

The Great Western Oil and Gas Co. notified Bison Ridge residents July 31 that drilling and exploration will possibly begin within 1,000 feet of the community during spring 2015. During a Windsor Town Board meeting Monday, several Bison Ridge homeowners asked the Town of Windsor, just east of the community, to annex the the property where
the drilling would take place.

11Sep2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Colorado Attracts Company Focused on Refueling, Crude
by Rail Loading

The ripple effect of the booming Niobrara Shale play is once again on display with the news that a Michigan-based fuel supply and delivery company has opened up shop in Colorado to serve the state’s booming oil and gas industry north of Denver.

2Sep2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Reactions to Fracking Ballot Initiatives Possibly
Being Pulled

A last minute resolution between Governor Hickenlooper and Congressman Jared Polis to remove the ballot measures on local authority to control drilling and fracking has generated immediate positive responses from both sides.

4Aug2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Commentary: Xcel Energy: Swiftboating for Solar

Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest investor-owned utility, is attacking net metering once again. Rather than pay solar customers full, fair credit for the energy they put back into the grid, the company would undermine the solar market altogether. To protect its profits, the company is claiming solar is bad for the grid.

4Aug2014 | | 1 comment | Continued
  • Tom Schatz: An Environmental Waste of Breath

    Environmental issues have been front and center in Colorado this year. No wonder: The state’s natural beauty is perhaps its greatest treasure. As I rode the gondola to the top of Thunderhead last night, I knew I was the latest visitor to the Yampa Valley to reach this realization. Yet in the midst of the discussions about fracking, the future of the coal industry, balancing preservation with development and other important issues, one topic has remained relatively hidden: renewable electricity standards.



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