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12 U.S. States Dominate Wind Power

Once again, Texas took the honors of top wind power state with nearly 36 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity produced annually. Iowa was second, with more than 15 million MWh, followed by California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

| April 17th, 2014 | Continued

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Colorado Oil Drilling Boom Intensifies as Voter Initiatives Multiply

Among experts called for the forum, Colorado School of Mines petroleum geologist Steve Sonnenberg said he’ll describe the scope of the boom. An area northeast of Denver holds 3 billion to 5 billion barrels of untapped oil, according to Sonnenberg.

| April 16th, 2014 | Continued

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Battle Lines Drawn in State-by-State Defense of
Net Metering and Solar

Here in Colorado, the public utilities commission separated the issue of net-metering rates from the Xcel Energy rate-setting process. A series of meetings to hash out the value of rooftop solar is scheduled to begin April 29. Xcel, which now pays 10.5 cents per kilowatt hour, will argue that
the rate should fall to 4.5 cents

| April 13th, 2014 | Continued

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Energy Imports Drop to Lowest Point in 20 Years

Increased domestic growth in oil and gas production driven by the shale revolution has led to the lowest level of net energy imports in more than20 years, according to a new report from the Energy Information Administration.

| April 9th, 2014 | Continued

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Colorado Energy Group on Fracking: ‘We Just Point to the Science’

“We point to academic or scientific studies that have been done that either explain why water can be lit on fire. In most cases, it’s naturally occurring. It’s been happening for a very long time. People in the areas are very aware of it, but it’s sensational, and it gets people’s attention.”

| April 8th, 2014 | Continued

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Second Community-Owned Solar Array Sells Out in Rifle

Residential, commercial and agricultural electricity customers served by Holy Cross Energy have purchased all of the 3,575 panels in the 858 kW Garfield County Airport Community Solar Array located at the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle. Planning for a third facility is now underway.

| April 1st, 2014 | Continued

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Air Energi Targets Shale with Opening of Denver Office

Led by seasoned recruitment professional Doug Thorner, the office is Air Energi’s seventh location in North America and will support the Rocky Mountain Region and the West including Colorado, North Dakota, Wyoming and California.

18Apr2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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CU-Boulder Offers Well Users Guide for Testing Water in Areas of Oil and Gas Development

A free, downloadable guide for individuals who want to collect baseline data on their well water quality and monitor their groundwater quantity over time was released this week by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Colorado Water and Energy Research Center (CWERC).

9Apr2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Deal Brings New Energy Player to Denver

The seller is Denver-based Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc,. and the company’s decision to divest itself of assets in the Jonah field isn’t unexpected. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month the Jonah field assets were on the market.

7Apr2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Boulder Wind Power Expands Portfolio

Originally focused on developing and testing the core technology in direct drive applications, BWP now offers solutions for geared turbines while expanding its offering for direct drive wind turbines.

28Mar2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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“Best in Nation” Regulations at Issue

The issue committee underscored the fact that Colorado’s existing “best in nation” regulations heavily rely on the expertise of local governments, and every environmental, health, safety, and economic consideration is factored into the energy development process.

28Mar2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Adams County Approves New Crude Oil Pipeline

The White Cliffs Twin Pipeline will run parallel to an existing pipeline and about 15 feet apart, but is intended to double the capacity. Together, the pipelines will be able to move about 150,000 barrels of oil per day.

25Mar2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
  • Fossil Fuel Industry’s Tired Battle Against Clean Energy Is Also A Losing One

    The assault on successful renewable energy legislation continues, long after the facts have proven that state renewable policies deliver clean, affordable, and reliable energy solutions that the majority of Americans support. Apparently, the fossil fuel industry and its so-called “free market” allies didn’t get the memo.

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