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Web site offers green networking

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A Fort Collins company has launched a networking Web site for environmentally conscious businesses and philanthropic givers. The GenGreen Network lists state- and city-specific contact information for businesses that operate under a green philosophy. The site will include a calendar of events, green job postings, a blog and a needs-and-offerings section. The GenGreen Network was… Continue Reading Web site offers green networking

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The City of Colorado Springs has opened its first Ethanol 85 fuel pump. The pump will provide fuel for 93 city and utilities flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on unleaded gasoline or a gasoline and ethanol combination. Since corn is the primary material for ethanol, E85 is expected to reduce dependency on petroleum and emit… Continue Reading E-85 fuel for city vehicles

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Oil peak won’t mean lower prices

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Despite reports that global oil production will peak within the next two decades, some industry insiders believe prices will not drop – and that oil will become more expensive. An April report predicts that global oil production will peak in 11 years, but other industry insiders are calling it “the end of cheap oil.” “To… Continue Reading Oil peak won’t mean lower prices

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Energy Outreach Colorado plans to distribute $9.36 million statewide through its 2007-08 programs to help households afford home energy. The money which Energy Outreach raises through thousands of donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources, includes: $5.4 million for energy assistance payments contributed to a statewide network of 100 assistance agencies that operate year… Continue Reading $9.3 million for state energy assistance this year

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Colorado severance taxes too low?

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Colorado’s severance taxes, coupled with a “dizzying array of exemptions and deductions,” have cost the state nearly $1.3 billion in foregone tax revenue, says a report from Community Office for Resource Efficiency. Severance taxes are levied on the industry to recoup part of the value of resources such as natural gas, oil and coal forever… Continue Reading Colorado severance taxes too low?

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Is innumeracy (i.e., mathematical and/or arithmetical ignorance/incompetence) a problem among the political class? You’d certainly think so, given an article in this morning’s Denver Post questioning the financial assumptions of a couple of state legislators re revenue from gas wells on the Roan plateau in western Colorado. Here’s an excerpt: “A proposal by statehouse Republicans… Continue Reading Politicians and Numbers

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