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Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

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Increased prices for gas, airfares, hotels and rental cars won’t dissuade travelers from hitting the roads this holiday season. AAA Colorado projects that 65.2 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles away from home, a 0.7 percent increase from last year’s 64.7 million. Travelers, it seems, have become resilient to the challenges, said Sandra… Continue Reading Holiday travelers undaunted by gas prices

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U.S. homeowners have less than one month to utilize a federal tax credit aimed at encouraging home energy efficiency. The measure, created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allows for a credit of up to 10 percent – or $500 – of the cost of materials for certain home improvements completed before Jan. 1,… Continue Reading Time running out for energy efficiency tax credit

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Low income energy bills to rise 23%

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Energy Outreach Colorado is anticipating that energy bills for low-income families will increase 23 percent this year, thanks mostly to a reduction of federal money for assistance. Last winter, between Nov. 1 and April 30, the nonprofit organization said low-income people in Colorado paid about $608 for heat and electricity. This winter, the figure is… Continue Reading Low income energy bills to rise 23%

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State recognized for its green policies

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A national report released this week gives Colorado high marks its implementation of environmental standards. The report from America’s Clean Energy assigned gold, silver and bronze stars to each of the 50 states based on five energy related policy areas: having a renewable energy standard, adopting the clean cars program, establishing energy efficiency programs and… Continue Reading State recognized for its green policies

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Springs among state’s biggest water savers

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An independent policy group has given Colorado Springs high marks for its strides in water conservation. Springs’ single-family residential per capita water use decreased 32 percent since 2000, according to a report released this week from Western Resource Advocates. Per Capita Water Use Gallons per person per day in Colorado Springs   2000 2005 2006… Continue Reading Springs among state’s biggest water savers

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Old Colorado City dreaming of green Xmas

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This year Old Colorado City will replace incandescent holiday lights with LED lights like the ones pictured here. Christmas lights photo courtesy of HolidayLEDS.com Old Colorado City has traded in its old incandescent holiday lights for new LED lights. The new bulbs are more efficient and offer a different kind of glow. Planners of the… Continue Reading Old Colorado City dreaming of green Xmas

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Ritter unveils Climate Action Plan

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Gov. Bill Ritter catapulted the state into the greenhouse gas policing arena with the launch of the stat’s Climate Action Plan yesterday. Calling climate change the nation’s greatest environmental challenge, Ritter outlined details of the plan at Coors Field in Denver. The plan calls for two greenhouse-gas reduction goals: 20 percent below 2005 levels by… Continue Reading Ritter unveils Climate Action Plan

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Green gas plant plans on hold

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Xcel Energy Inc. will delay the construction of a Colorado state-of-the-art power plant that uses environmentally-friendly coal converted to gas technology to generate power. Xcel is the state’s largest utility provider, delivering electricity and natural gas to more than two-thirds of Colorado’s residents. Construction of a new “integrated gasification combined cycle,” power plant was anticipated… Continue Reading Green gas plant plans on hold

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Gasoline prices begin winter ascent

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Gas prices increased by about 5 cents during the past two weeks, to an average of $2.80 per gallon of self-serve regular, according to the Lundberg Survey released this week. The increase brings gas prices up 60 cents compared to prices at this time last year, but 38 cents below the all-time peak of $3.18… Continue Reading Gasoline prices begin winter ascent

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A host of companies are partnering to engineer, install and finance a two-megawatt, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system at Fort Carson Army Base. When completed, the PV project will cover nearly 12 acres, making it the largest solar array at a U.S. Army facility and one of the largest in Colorado, according to the companies. The… Continue Reading U.S. Army’s largest solar project coming to Fort Carson

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