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Colo. offers 'template' for U.S. on clean power, governor says

October 28, 2010

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter says his state has a story to tell in clean energy, and it may be helpful for other states and Congress to keep their ears open.

Since becoming governor in 2006, the Democrat has signed 57 bills relating to clean energy that boosted the renewable energy standard...

Solar power plant breaks ground in Mojave Desert

October 28, 2010

California's long-awaited boom in the construction of large-scale solar power plants has finally begun.

BrightSource Energy of Oakland broke ground Wednesday on its Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which will use fields of mirrors in the Mojave Desert to concentrate sunlight and...

Blythe solar project gets BLM approval in Riverside County

October 26, 2010

What’s the sunny equivalent of “when it rains, it pours”? Because that’s what’s happening in Southern California, as yet another massive solar plant cleared the permitting process Monday.

Xcel Energy files new clean-air plan

October 26, 2010

Xcel Energy filed a new plan Monday to cut air emissions from coal-fired power plants that would meet the 2017 deadline set by state clean-air legislation.

Navajos Hope to Shift From Coal to Wind and Sun

October 26, 2010

For decades, coal has been an economic lifeline for the Navajos, even as mining and power plant emissions dulled the blue skies and sullied the waters of their sprawling reservation.

NDEP releases plan for old Rio Tinto site

October 25, 2010

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection opened public comment today on a proposed cleanup plan for the old Rio Tinto copper mine near Mountain City and plans a meeting in Elko on the proposal.

Oil, gas lease sales to resume in Dakotas, Montana

October 25, 2010

Federal oil and gas lease sales in the Dakotas and Montana will resume in December, more than six months after the Bureau of Land Management halted bids because of pressure from environmental groups.

Across southwest Montana, companies plan to ramp up the region’s wind industry It hasn’t been a breeze

October 25, 2010

On Thursday, the wind was blowing in the Mission Creek drainage, a picturesque draw just east of Livingston.

Roan Plateau drilling: Talks over nature area fruitless

October 22, 2010
A year-long negotiation between the Bill Barrett Corp. and environmental groups over oil and gas drilling on the Roan Plateau has collapsed — sending the issue to a federal judge.

Secretary of State’s remarks on Canadian pipeline stir debate

October 22, 2010

Senators from both parties criticized Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday for signaling likely U.S. support for a $7 billion pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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