Sun September 25, 2011

New Boom Reshapes Oil World, Rocks North Dakota

Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 9:57 am

Ben Shaw hangs from an oil derrick outside Williston, ND, in July 2011. Williston's mayor, Ward Koeser, estimates that the town has between 2,000 and 3,000 job openings for oil workers.
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A couple months ago, Jake Featheringill and his wife got robbed.

It wasn't serious. No one was home at the time, and no one got hurt. But for Featheringill, it was just the latest in a string of bad luck.

"We made a decision," he says. "We decided to pick up and move in about three days. Packed all our stuff up in storage. Drove 24 straight hours on I-29, and made it to Williston with no place to live."

That's Williston, ND. Population — until just a few years ago — 12,000. Jake was born there, but moved away when he was a kid. He hadn't been back since.

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Mon September 19, 2011

USDA Grant Helps Rural Business Boost Renewable Production

Four Colorado businesses – including one in Windsor – are among the recipients of $27-milllion in USDA funding to implement renewable energy and efficiency measures into their operations.

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Mon July 11, 2011

New Report Says U.S. Can Wean Itself from Foreign Oil; Conservationists Cry Foul

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A new report finds that within the next decade, the American West has the chance to produce as much oil and natural gas as the U.S. currently imports from other countries. But, energy advocates say there are some challenges.

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Mon June 27, 2011

Xcel Energy Adding New Wind Project in Colorado

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Colorado’s largest utility has announced its adding more wind power, further helping it meet a mandated renewable energy standard.

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Tue May 31, 2011
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Renewable Energy Conference Comes to Northern Colorado

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Hundreds will come to Fort Collins later this week for the 14th Annual Colorado Renewable Energy Conference.

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