• University of Colorado keeps its fossil fuel investments

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER — Wind and solar power advocates failed to persuade the University of Colorado's governing Board of Regents Thursday to divest from coal, oil and gas. On a 7-2 vote, the regents upheld their current policy that allows the university financial team to invest in fossil fuel if...

  • Colorado leads nation in growth in wind energy factory jobs

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    DENVER - The Denver Post reports Colorado led the nation in the growth of wind energy manufacturing jobs in 2014. The Post (http://tinyurl.com/o3csgm5) quoted the American Wind Energy Association as saying almost 4,900 megawatts of wind projects were added in the U.S. in 2014, four...

  • Aspen asks how Ute Water plans to use its resources

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    ASPEN — Aspen and Pitkin County officials are raising questions about plans to send more water from Ruedi Reservoir down the Colorado River to benefit endangered fish, when the city needs the water for electricity and recreational fishing. The water is owned by the Ute Water...

  • Bill would allow Coloradans to roll out the rain barrel

    By Lance Benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Rain harvesters, rejoice: It might soon be legal to collect and store the water that falls onto your property. A bill introduced this year would ease Colorado's longstanding prohibition on collecting rainwater, allowing up to two 50-gallon rain barrels per household. The water would...

  • California delta's water mysteriously missing amid drought

    By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As California struggles with a devastating drought, huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations. A state investigation...

  • So what's the 'Big Idea?' That would be CC student's charging-station company

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Kadi Energy has been generating more than just electricity in the past 10 days. Started in 2013 by Colorado College junior Paul Miki Akpablie, the company is generating buzz after winning two major local business plan competitions in less than two weeks. Kadi Energy has developed and...

  • Dry March has Colorado water watchers worried

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    Colorado Springs water users are likely facing a summer without watering restrictions, while the southern and southwestern parts of the state are girding for what could be a dry summer. Western Slope reservoirs that provide water to Colorado Springs Utilities are comfortably at...

  • Rocky Mountain snow offers scant encouragement to California

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Drought-weary Californians can't expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too, officials said Friday. The snowpack in the Colorado and Wyoming valleys where the river originates now ranges from 51 to...

  • Colorado's low snowpack raises water supply concerns

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    DENVER — A dry March has taken a toll on Colorado's snowpack, raising concerns about low streams during the summer and a potential strain on the water supply. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/9BafLM ) the dry spell melted the statewide snowpack from 87 percent of average at the...

  • Colorado drilling plan has safeguards for Dinosaur Monument

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DENVER — A new plan for oil and gas development on federal land in energy-rich northwestern Colorado includes stepped-up projections for areas near Dinosaur National Monument. The plan released by the Bureau of Land Management Friday would also ease restrictions on what time of year...

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