Renewable Energy http://www.kunc.org en 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 Solar Power Without Rooftop Panels May Be Coming Soon http://www.kunc.org/post/solar-power-without-rooftop-panels-may-be-coming-soon <p><a href="https://www.xcelenergy.com/" target="_blank">Xcel Energy</a> is asking state regulators to create a new option for Coloradans who want at least some of their electricity to come from solar power – but who can’t or don’t wish to put solar panels on their rooftops. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:22:59 +0000 Erin OToole 55196 at http://www.kunc.org Solar Power Without Rooftop Panels May Be Coming Soon Support For Renewable Energy, Conservation May Help 2014 Candidates http://www.kunc.org/post/support-renewable-energy-conservation-may-help-2014-candidates <p>Although same-sex marriage, government spending and the new healthcare law seem to get most of the public’s attention lately, those won’t be the only issues Western voters will be thinking about in the 2014 election.</p><p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:00:51 +0000 Erin OToole 54042 at http://www.kunc.org Support For Renewable Energy, Conservation May Help 2014 Candidates Up Against Blend Wall, Ethanol At A Crossroads http://www.kunc.org/post/against-blend-wall-ethanol-crossroads <p>A steady stream of semi-trailers rolls across the scales at the E Energy ethanol plant near the town of Adams in southeast Nebraska. The smokestack behind the scale house sends up a tall plume of white steam. The sweet smell of fermenting corn is in the air.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 53507 at http://www.kunc.org Up Against Blend Wall, Ethanol At A Crossroads Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State http://www.kunc.org/post/gypsum-biomass-plant-first-its-kind-state Colorado’s first woody biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum on Friday, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kajx/audio/2013/08/GYPSUMBIOMASS.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Heavy machinery is moving dirt around at a construction site not far from Interstate 70. The area used to be grazed by cows. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:41:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 48422 at http://www.kunc.org Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State