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By Martin Heinrich Guest Commentary Last month, I joined President Joe Biden at a new wind tower manufacturing plant that just opened in Belén, New Mexico. The opening of this $55 million factory will create 250 advanced manufacturing careers for New Mexicans. These are the types of high-quality ...
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      By Isabella O’Malley The Associated Press The Energy Department is announcing a $325 million investment in new battery types that can help turn solar and wind energy into 24-hour power it said Friday morning. The funds will be distributed among 15 projects in 17 states and...
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OIL AND GAS Panel will broaden scope with new name By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The agency that regulates oil and gas in Colorado has a new name and new duties, which include building a regulatory framework for the growing geothermal energy sector that is a priority for Gov. Jared Pol...
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Cooperative teams up with Ameresco to add 78.3 megawatts of storage By Aldo Svaldi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Brighton-based United Power, the state’s largest electric cooperative, and Ameresco, a leading cleantech firm, are teaming up to install Colorado’s largest battery storage project to date. U...
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By Aldo Svaldi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The U.S. Department of Energy announced a $150 million investment in the National Renewal Energy Laboratory during the dedication on Monday of a new research laboratory designed to help the country reach net-zero emissions by 2050. That is a goal the Biden ad...
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Advocates say regional network could boost renewable energy, cut costs for customers   By JUDITH KOHLER | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: April 6, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. | UPDATED: April 6, 2023 at 10:44 a.m. Xcel Energy, Blacks Hills Energy and Tri-State Generation and Trans...
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By Eshe Nelson The New York Times GLOUCESTER, England>> The day after an arctic blast hit Britain, plunging temperatures below freezing and blanketing the country in frost, a 72-year-old man finally got through to the advice phone line of Warm and Well, a charitable service in Gloucestershir...
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        By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dan and Malia Fredrickson used the opportunity of a malfunctioning air conditioner to take a step toward electrifying their home by getting a heat pump, equipment that’s been around for a while but has gotten more attention l...
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By Eric A. Taub The New York Times In the 19th century, major cities faced their own emissions problem: horse manure. With horse-drawn carriages clogging major thoroughfares, cities were burdened with noxious, smelly manure that drew flies and spread disease. The issue started to resolve itself ...
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By Sibi Arasu The Associated Press BENGALURU, INDIA>> Spiraling energy costs caused by various economic factors and the Ukraine war could be a turning point toward cleaner energy, the International Energy Agency said in a report Thursday. It found the global demand for fossil fuels, includin...
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By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. California finds itself on edge more than ever with a lingering fear: the threat of rolling blackouts for years to come. Despite adding new power plants, building huge battery storage systems and restarting some shuttered fossil fuel generators over the past ...
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  By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post Climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is now rapidly driving energy policy — and finally, investment in renewable energy sources. ¶ According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, worldwide investment in renewabl...
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    By Tom Krisher The Associated Press DETROIT » New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average at least 40 mpg of gasoline in 2026, up from about 28 mpg, under new federal rules unveiled Friday that undo a rollback of standards enacted under President Donald Trump. The National ...
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  By Patricia Cohen and Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. At the Siemens Gamesa factory in Aalborg, Denmark, where the next generation of offshore wind turbines is being built, workers are on their hands and knees inside a shallow, canoe-shaped pod that stretches the length of a football...
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    By Ivan Penn © The New York Times Co. NEVADA CITY, CALIF. » In the Gold Rush, Northern California attracted prospectors looking for financial independence. Now, this area is at the vanguard of a new movement — people seeking to use only the energy they produce themselves....
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  With 192 lasers and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun, scientists hit — at least for a fraction of a second — a key milestone on the long road toward nearly pollution-free fusion energy. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermo...
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    By J. David Goodman and David Montgomery © The New York Times Co. ABILINE, TEXAS » Donna Boatright lives alone now in the modest one-story house where her husband, Benny, froze to death. Each day, she lights a candle by his photograph. Before bed, she tells him good night...
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  By Jane Margolies © The New York Times Co. In the three years that Nicole Rae and Brian Mastenbrook lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, they grew increasingly concerned about California’s wildfires. The skies would turn orange, ash would settle on plants and porch railings, and Rae, a 30-...
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    By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Doug Campbell, CEO and cofounder of Solid Power, and about 30 employees were at the Nasdaq MarketSite on Thursday to ring the bell to mark the company going public. The Louisville-based startup has developed solid-state battery technology for elect...
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  By Ann Carrns © The New York Times Co. Home heating bills are expected to be significantly higher this winter, but there’s still time to take steps to make your living space more energy efficient and hold down costs. The recent spurt of inflation is being driven, in part, by spikes in the...
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