KAJX

renewable energy

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Tuesday, Aspen City Council will hear an update on the city’s progress on reducing its carbon footprint. The focus is on curtailing the demand for fossil fuels.

Holy Cross Energy courtesy photo

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

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Developers in Pitkin County have not yet embraced renewable energy as the go-to source.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County has been working to update its land use and energy codes. Commissioners will hear an update Tuesday on changes to the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP).

Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

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.

Courtesy of Johan Bos from Pexels

The City of Aspen will continue to get some of its renewable energy from a nonprofit based in Nebraska.

 

Courtesy of Holy Cross Energy

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

Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

Xcel Energy company filed a request with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to replace coal generators in Pueblo with clean energy. It would mean closing two coal-fired power plants a decade early.

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club, the conservation organization founded by John Muir 125 years ago. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with Brune at the summit for the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREDAY).

Holy Cross Energy

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

Holy Cross Energy

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.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: CORE, Week 3

May 15, 2017

CORE encourages valley residents to know that they can make their homes or apartments safer and more efficient. CORE emphasizes that it's important for building codes to be responsive to today's needs of reducing green house gas emissions.

Courtesy of aspenpitkin.com

Aspen City Councilman Bert Myrin wants to know why the new police department building is slated to run on natural gas.

Courtesy of Western Resource Advocates

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved policies this week that supporters say advance clean energy for Xcel customers.

President of Iceland visits during AREDAY

Jul 7, 2016
Photo by Ryer Gardenswartz

The President of Iceland visited Snowmass during the annual AREDAY Summit earlier this summer to discuss how his country was able to make an economic turnaround with renewable energy and to showcase how important other, bigger economies are in improving the planet.

tinyrevolution.us

  Carbondale voters will consider two tax increases this spring. One would be on some utilities, the other would raise property taxes.

New solar array for Roaring Fork High School

Jan 14, 2016
Elise Thatcher

  There’s a ribbon cutting this month in Carbondale for the largest new solar power array on a school with Roaring Fork School District.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

This week Aspen City Council approved a rate increase on both the electric and water utilities run by the municipal government. 

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 continues with a discussion about divesting in fossil fuel technology. Moderated by John Powers, President of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

Renee Solari is the Program Manager for Education Services at SunPower, a solar company that designs and manufactures high-efficiency photovoltaic cells and solar panels out of California. The company has a mission to provide tools and promote education to students around the country. Energetics Education, based in Carbondale, is a recipient of donated solar panels from SunPower. These panels are used by high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley to design and build solar-powered cars, or Solar Rollers. 

Pages