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    Basalt Report: Council moves ahead with solar and sustainability codes

    Installing five separate solar panel arrays to generate renewable energy is worth the investment; spending money on backup battery storage, not so much. That was a key finding Town Engineer Catherine Christoff reported in the Basalt Forward 2030 Solar Project Update at the Basalt Town Council’s regular meetingread more →

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    Garfield, neighboring counties prepare for solar surge

    By Dave Reed

    CLEER communications director

    Representatives of five counties gathered June 24 for an all-day conference in Rifle to compare notes and discuss strategies for preparing for an expected surge in utility-scale solar development.

    The roster of other participants at “Harnessing Solar Benefits for Western Colorado” — including staffers… read more →

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    Sustainable buildings sprouting in Willits

    On Thursday, June 30, Amanda Poindexter helped organize a tour of the electrical buildings in Willits for both U.S. Green Building Council members and the general public.

    After a brief meet and greet, the tour explored two buildings. The first was The Hub, which is primarilyread more →

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    Basalt greenlights solar project and police station

    At its regular meeting, virtually held, January 25, the Basalt Town Council approved the hiring of Golden-based McKinstry Essention LLC to evaluate, plan, select the site and design the Town’s first solar and battery storage project.

    Members swiftly powered through the passage of three ordinances after second readings and four… read more →

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    Report details regional solar potential

    An in-depth study issued this fall has detailed the status of and potential for solar power in the tri-county region — Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties — and has outlined a series of steps for how to implement its findings. Titled “Three-County Solar + Storage Study and Action Plan,” it… read more →

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    Instalación solar sí, redistribución de distritos no

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Los comisionados iniciaron su reunión del 12 de julio discutiendo la redistribución del Distrito 57 de la Cámara de Colorado (HD-57). El representante del HD-57, Perry Will, estuvo presente para hablar sobre el tema.

    El comisionado Tom Jankovsky inició laread more →

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    Solar in, redistricting out

    The commissioners began the meeting discussing the redistricting of Colorado House District 57 (HD-57). HD-57 Representative Perry Will was present at the meeting.

    Commissioner Tom Jankovsky kicked off the conversation by making his concerns clear. The preliminary redistricting maps “carve out” a section of Garfield County from HD-57,… read more →

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    Tormenta de Texas afecta costos de servicios acá

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    En febrero ocurrió en Texas un fenómeno meteorológico que se produce una vez por década, con temperaturas inusualmente frías y nevadas.

    Durante esta tormenta, la demanda de gas natural se disparó tanto para la calefacción como para la electricidad, alread more →

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    CMC/HCE solar project is a “win-win”

    In early April, Holy Cross Energy (HCE) announced that it was partnering with Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to develop a large photovoltaic solar array near Glenwood Springs. The installation, which will be built on CMC-owned land near its Spring Valley campus, will have a generating capacity of 4.5read more →

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    My Friend, the North American Electric Grid

    My roof is equipped with an 8.5 kilowatt solar array, enough to supply household needs and to charge Sparky, our electric car. Our 25 solar panels free us from an electric bill; they don’t make us energy independent. In the summer, Xcel Energy sends us checks to pay for the… read more →