CSU’s third-annual symposium on October 15-16 will provide diverse stakeholder perspectives on the emerging unconventional energy markets. It will have a particular emphasis on the natural gas economy & the impacts in Colorado, United States & around the globe.1Oct2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The manufacturer’s factories in Colorado will produce blades, nacelles and towers for these the two southern Texas projects. Once Los Vientos IV is finished, it will be the 10th major wind-energy project in the state to use Vestas turbines.27Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The report builds off its ongoing soft-cost benchmarking analysis and charts a path to achieve SunShot soft-cost targets of $0.65/W for residential systems and $0.44/W for commercial systems by 2020.26Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
CRES annually recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable buildings through the Larson – Notari Award. This year Colorado State Representative Max Tyler accepted the award, in
recognition of his clean energy contributions to the state.
A study by Fish and Wildlife Service biologists indicated that California and Wyoming were the two states with the greatest number of verifiable eagle deaths at wind turbines. That study also revealed eagle mortality in both states has risen sharply in the last few years, with all 31 Wyoming mortalities taking place since January 2009.16Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The manufacturer has secured an 80-MW order out of a master supply agreement with EDF Renewable Energy for multiple wind-energy projects in the U.S., and its factories in Colorado will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for them.13Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The NREL/MIT study shows that a majority of the region’s current competitive advantage comes from production scale and resulting supply chain benefits. It also suggests that the current advantages of China-based manufacturers could be reproduced in the United States.12Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The findings were submitted to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in opposition to a study from Xcel Energy that could be used to weaken one of the state’s most important solar policies — net metering.10Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The state’s largest electricity provider wants to trim the “net metering” credit that homeowners and small businesses with solar arrays get for putting electricity onto the grid. Opponents say the move would have a huge negative impact on Colorado’s solar industry.6Sep2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Xcel Energy, which runs the state’s largest rooftop solar program, has suggested deep cuts in the incentives it offers for solar in a filing to the utilities commission.The problem, said David Eves, chief executive officer of Xcel’s Colorado subsidiary, is that the benefits of rooftop solar do not cover
the program’s costs.
Two solar zone auctions in October will be the first of many Bureau of Land Management competitive auctions for designated public lands stemming from 2012 federal legislation. Some local groups are opposed to the widespread renewable energy development in the region.29Aug2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Critics Say Outdated Oil and Gas Royalty Rate Costing Colorado Millions
Every year, the Obama administration pushes to raise the royalty rate on onshore oil-and-gas production, looking to channel more of the profits from extraction on public lands to federal and state coffers. The efforts have been unsuccessful. Today’s 12.5 percent rate hasn’t changed since the 1920s. Analysts say that low rate has cost Colorado taxpayers an estimated $300 million since Obama took office in 2008.READ THE FULL POST »