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Udall: Obama supports wind energy tax break

  Colorado Sen. Mark Udall says President Barack Obama supports extending a tax break for wind energy that supporters say is vital to the state’s wind-turbine industry.   Udall, a Democrat, said Thursday that Obama’s support is welcome.   State officials say about 5,000 people work in the wind energy industry in Colorado, the fifth-highest… Continue Reading Udall: Obama supports wind energy tax break

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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U.S. Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Mark Udall of Colorado are pushing legislation that would establish a national renewable energy standard for electric utilities. The bill introduced by the first cousins would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. The standard… Continue Reading Sen. Udall and cousin push for renewable energy standard

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High-speed winds whipped through Colorado Springs late Saturday night, leaving a path of torn-down trees and fences that smashed into houses and cars, causing thousands of dollars in damage, at least.

City Forestry staff began receiving calls around 2 a.m. Sunday to deal with downed trees and fallen limbs in public rights of way and parks. Continue Reading City hit with wave of damage calls after weekend winds

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