There will be a lot of energy at The Broadmoor come April. The resort will be the host hotel of the Fifth Annual Global New Energy and Manufacturing Summit, and experts from around the world are expected to discuss key energy disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Dr. Dan Arvizu, director and CEO of […]
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The Manitou Incline officially opened Friday, Dec. 5, with anxious climbers lining the entryway, awaiting the official ribbon cutting. Colorado Springs City Council’s Jill Gaebler, Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder and the project’s manager, Sarah Bryarly were among those who spoke prior to the opening. “The Manitou Incline is part of our great legacy in […]
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The vast mining operations of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. cover thousands of acres, almost all the area of the historic Cripple Creek mining district. It’s an open-pit mine, one so large that it’s visible from outer space. Engineering and planning for the mine began in 1993. Mine owners had to comply […]
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A Colorado-based peanut butter company has teamed with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to save the orangutans. Justin’s Nut Butter, based in Boulder, will feature Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s “Orangutan Friendly” logo on its products, which are sold in Safeway, King Soopers, Vitamin Cottage and Whole Foods stores in Colorado Springs. The logo aims to draw awareness to […]
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A new global fund on climate change that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to poor countries selected officials from South Africa and Australia as its leaders at its first meeting Thursday. The Green Climate Fund, created as part of a deal struck in December 2011 at...
Los arboles purifican al aire, said the standard brown road sign on the side of the Pan American Highway heading south into Quito. We passed it so quickly I wasn’t sure what I’d seen. Trees purify the air? Then around the next curve came another: No botar basura y escombros. Escombros, explained my driver in […]
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A campaign comprising more than 280 businesses, farmers, ranchers, local officials, civic and environmental organizations and 11,000 people called on Gov. Hickenlooper and other state leaders to support solar energy. The campaign is called 1 Million Solar Roofs. The campaign sets a goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar energy in Colorado by 2030, or […]
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It now appears that chemical pollution from U.S. Air Force bases is a nationwide problem, and one that is likely to bedevil the Department of Defense for many years. While Colorado regulatory authorities have so far been conciliatory and cooperative in their interactions with Peterson Air Force Base, at least...
The U.S. Green Building Council released the Top 10 States for LEED rankings on Tuesday. Colorado placed eighth in the nation. Regions around the country at the forefront of sustainable building design, construction and operation were recognized. LEED-certified spaces save money for businesses and taxpayers; use less water and energy; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute […]
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By Michael Barton Ever wonder what ozone smells like? According to Smithsonian Magazine, it’s “the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain.” That familiar scent is a combination of plant oils, bacteria and ozone. But when highly concentrated, it can actually be a pollutant. That’s why the United States has been working to reduce […]
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Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy has published an end-of-year analysis of energy legislation in all 50 states. CNEE’s analysis of the year’s activity, “2013 Year in Review – State Advanced Energy Legislation,” examines 589 bills enacted across nine categories of energy legislation, including key policy trends...
One industry is getting a tax break, thanks to the deal to avert the fiscal cliff – wind energy tax credits were extended in the bill that passed Congress yesterday. More than 75,000 people are employed by the industry and the extension is expected to create more than 37,000 jobs...