Energy

6:00am

Mon January 20, 2014
Agriculture

Up Against Blend Wall, Ethanol At A Crossroads

Only about 2,500 gas stations offer E85 for flex fuel vehicles, primarily stations in the Midwest where most ethanol is produced.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

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.

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6:48am

Wed December 18, 2013
Oil and Gas

Colorado Approves Stronger Oil And Gas Spill Reporting

A drilling rig seen in Western Colo. on the Piceance Basin, Aug. 2010.
John Giez Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado is beefing up requirements for reporting oil and gas spills. The new rule would require energy companies to report spills that are over 1 barrel or 42 gallons.

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11:19am

Mon December 16, 2013

5:14pm

Thu December 12, 2013
Environment

Mule Deer, Energy Development Overlap Focus Of Western Slope Study

Wikimedia Commons

For wildlife biologists, there’s nothing like winter for getting out and counting big game from the air. For Parks and Wildlife Researcher Chuck Anderson it’s also the time of the year to check on the intersection of mule deer and natural gas exploration on the Western Slope.

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8:36am

Thu December 12, 2013
Solar Energy

Xcel, Rooftop Solar Advocates Continue To Spar Over 'Net Metering'

Rooftop solar panels on homes in Boulder, Colo.
MJMontey Flickr - Creative Commons

A dispute between rooftop solar advocacy groups and Xcel energy over net metering continues to heat up. Nearly 30,000 signatures were delivered to Xcel ’s downtown Denver headquarters  Wednesday asking the utility to withdraw a proposal seeking to change the net metering process. 

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