Mon July 11, 2011

New Report Says U.S. Can Wean Itself from Foreign Oil; Conservationists Cry Foul

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A new report finds that within the next decade, the American West has the chance to produce as much oil and natural gas as the U.S. currently imports from other countries. But, energy advocates say there are some challenges.

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Mon June 27, 2011

Xcel Energy Adding New Wind Project in Colorado

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Colorado’s largest utility has announced its adding more wind power, further helping it meet a mandated renewable energy standard.

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Tue May 31, 2011
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Renewable Energy Conference Comes to Northern Colorado

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Hundreds will come to Fort Collins later this week for the 14th Annual Colorado Renewable Energy Conference.

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Mon May 30, 2011

Boulder Residents Asked to Weigh in on Energy Future

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Boulder’s Energy Future Project is asking residents to weigh in on the how the city will get its power in the coming years. 

A “Know Your Power” forum will be held this week, at which residents can learn about several options for future energy use.  Sarah Huntley is a spokeswoman for the City of Boulder.  She says this comes after the Boulder City Council, last year, decided not to sign a new 20-year agreement with Xcel Energy.

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Thu May 5, 2011

Colorado Oil Shale History Scrutinized

Shell Oil runs an experimental oil shale development site in remote northwest Colorado.
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In Cheyenne Thursday, federal land managers are wrapping up their final public meeting on a proposed plan that is expected to map out the future of oil shale mining on public lands.  The Bureau of Land Management is taking what it calls a “fresh look” at the energy resource in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, as the Obama Administration considers shelving a controversial Bush Administration plan that opened up nearly two million acres of land for potential leasing.  The agency will now begin writing what’s expected to be another exhaustive study and that’s reopening an ages-old debate.

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