Clean Energy http://www.kunc.org en Despite Setbacks, Solar Continues To Shine in Colorado http://www.kunc.org/post/despite-setbacks-solar-continues-shine-colorado <p>Colorado’s solar industry appears stable and even growing, shaking off recent slowdowns and obstacles, including the high-profile <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/cleanup-almost-complete-abound-solar">failure of Abound Solar</a> in 2012. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:00:15 +0000 Erin OToole 58303 at http://www.kunc.org Despite Setbacks, Solar Continues To Shine in Colorado Western Coal Exploring Policy And Production Challenges http://www.kunc.org/post/western-coal-exploring-policy-and-production-challenges <p>Industry officials are in Denver for the <a href="http://www.cvent.com/Pub/WebEmails/WebEmail.aspx?em=f1c3b523-58c1-444d-9667-c2873eb94f01&amp;lang=en" target="_blank">National Western Mining Conference</a>. The annual event comes at a time when the coal industry is facing unprecedented policy challenges and court battles.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Grace Hood 55464 at http://www.kunc.org Western Coal Exploring Policy And Production Challenges Catching Up With Former Gov. Bill Ritter On Fracking, Energy Policy http://www.kunc.org/post/catching-former-gov-bill-ritter-fracking-energy-policy <p>Since 2011, former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has traveled the country advising about clean energy policy as director of Colorado State University's <a href="http://cnee.colostate.edu/" target="_blank">Center for the New Energy Economy</a>.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 55166 at http://www.kunc.org Catching Up With Former Gov. Bill Ritter On Fracking, Energy Policy Wind Energy PTC Included In Tax Extenders Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/wind-energy-ptc-included-tax-extenders-bill <p>It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster week for the wind industry across the U.S. After a production tax credit <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/202299-tax-extenders-bill-includes-incentives-for-biofuels-energy-efficiency">wasn’t included in an original draft of the Tax Extenders Bill</a>. An amendment extending the credit for two years <a href="http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/04/03/wind-energy-production-credit-breezes-into-tax-extenders-bill/">was tacked on to an April 3</a> draft passed by the Senate Finance Committee.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:28:22 +0000 Grace Hood 55172 at http://www.kunc.org Wind Energy PTC Included In Tax Extenders Bill Colorado Leads The Way On 'Small Hydro' http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-leads-way-small-hydro <p>For much of the 20th century, hydroelectric technology led to the construction of giant dams across the American West and around the world. Big hydro projects have a big impact on surrounding ecosystems, Colorado is at the center of a growing move toward hydropower on a smaller scale.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:37:16 +0000 Sam Fuqua & Andrea Chalfin 54770 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Leads The Way On 'Small Hydro'