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As part of their “Charge At Work” initiative, Holy Cross Energy is asking the Pitkin County board of commissioners Tuesday for approval to install four electric vehicle charging ports in Buttermilk’s parking lot.

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The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the development of a new solar farm near Woody Creek on Wednesday evening. The decision came after an extensive special meeting that featured the presentation of studies of the project’s potential impacts to the area and a lengthy public comment period.

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The Lake Christine wildfire last summer not only destroyed three homes and torched thousands of acres of forest, it also came dangerously close to taking down poles holding the full loop of power lines in Basalt.  After this close call, Holy Cross Energy partnered with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to find ways to keep the lights on if there’s another disaster. 

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Holy Cross Energy announced plans to develop a wind farm in Eastern Colorado that will nearly double the electric co-op’s supply of renewable energy. 

Holy Cross will buy wind energy from the soon-to-be-constructed Arriba Wind Farm in Lincoln County. That energy will be enough to supply about 30 percent of Holy Cross’ annual energy requirements.

 

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Holy Cross Energy announced Wednesday it will nearly double its renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade.

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On Monday, the state approved Xcel Energy’s plan to close two coal-fired power plants, which is expected to bring more renewable energy to Colorado.

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The upcoming election for the Holy Cross Energy board of directors has two contested seats.  

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This month, a local utility is offering discounts for energy-saving water tanks for livestock.

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Holy Cross Energy is one of the electric utilities serving much of the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Bryan Hannegan will begin as CEO of Holy Cross Energy in June. Holy Cross is an electric cooperative that serves more than 42,000 customers in Western Colorado.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture chose a Gypsum biomass plant to participate in a federal energy program. Eagle Valley Clean Energy was one of 36 facilities nationwide chosen to be part of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.

Helicopter Crash Kills Three Near Silt

Jan 28, 2014
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Update - Tuesday January 28th, 2014 at 10:34pm:

Holy Cross Energy releases a photo and name of one of their employees who died in Monday's crash south of Silt as Larry Shaffer.

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