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Bennet, Udall sponsor bill to reinstate wind energy credits

Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have introduced a new bipartisan bill to extend tax credits for the wind energy industry. The American Wind Energy Association supports the bill, and believes it also shares strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. “Immediate extension of the PTC (Production Tax Credit) is critical in order… Continue Reading Bennet, Udall sponsor bill to reinstate wind energy credits

Wind industry working to protect plants, animals

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Conservation groups and Colorado wind industries are working on a partnership to protect animals and plants as the energy industry continues to grow. Over the past three years, five environmental groups and 10 wind developers formed the Colorado Renewable & Conservation Collaborative to iron out their differences. The industry wants predictability and the environmentalists want… Continue Reading Wind industry working to protect plants, animals

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The Bureau of Land Management is interested in establishing a competitive process to issue right-of-way leases for solar and wind energy development on public lands. The federal agency published an advance notice of proposed rule-making, and is seeking public input in the process. The BLM wants to create new rules to ensure fair access for… Continue Reading BLM seeks public input about leasing land for alternative energy

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Academy wins green energy award

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The Air Force Academy received a Colorado Environmental Leadership program Gold Leader award from the Colorado Pubic Health and Environment Department. The award recognizes institutions that have fully operational, facility-specific environmental management systems that have undergone planning, implementation and operation, as well as checks and reviews at several levels. The process started earlier this year,… Continue Reading Academy wins green energy award

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Colorado Springs will host the Global Energy Summit next year, marking the first time the summit has been held outside of New Mexico since its inception. The conference is scheduled for April 2011 at The Broadmoor and focuses on new energy leadership from science, industry, policy and finance. Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Texas are… Continue Reading Global Energy Summit at Broadmoor next year

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The United States should not follow Europe’s example in creating huge subsidies for alternative energy. A study that examines Spain’s success in creating and retaining jobs in the “green energy” sector contains sobering implications for similar policies in the United States. The study says that every renewable energy job created by Spanish government subsidies “destroyed”… Continue Reading Spanish study claims green energy initiatives kill jobs

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City gains “greener” reputation

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Colorado Springs is again attracting national attention – this time not for its expanding military population or faith-based organizations, but for its ranking as the #6 city on SustainLane.com’s “Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets.” The survey was conducted by SustainLane, a “people powered guide to sustainable living” Web site that tracks and promotes green… Continue Reading City gains “greener” reputation

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