Energy

8:21am

Mon November 4, 2013
Politics

Boulder Municipalization Measures Face Off On Tuesday's Ballot

Powerlines in Boulder County as seen at night, Aug. 26, 2008.
Jeff Ruane Flickr - Creative Commons

Boulder voters face competing energy utility measures on the ballot Tuesday, one put forth by Boulder City Council that would advance a city owned and operated electric system, and the other funded largely by energy giant Xcel that would slow the process down if not derail it.

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5:00am

Wed October 23, 2013
Oil and Gas

Fort Collins Ground Zero For Fracking Fight On Front Range

A workover rig performs remedial work on an existing water injection well just inside Fort Collins city limits, Oct. 22.
Grace Hood KUNC

Voters in four Colorado communities — Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette and Fort Collins — will weigh measures this November seeking to ban or limit the practice of hydraulic fracturing. So far, the largest battle is taking place in Fort Collins, home to about 150,000 people.

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12:57am

Wed October 16, 2013
Environment

Fuel In The Fire: Burn Wood For Power Or Leave It To Nature

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 10:59 am

At more than 400 square miles, the Rim Fire is the largest Sierra Nevada fire in recorded history.
Mike McMillan US Forest Service

The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is almost fully contained, two months after it started. The blaze calls attention to a problem across the western U.S.: After a century of having its fires routinely extinguished, the forests are overloaded with fuel.

A heated debate has flared up about what to do with that forest fuel. California is hoping to reduce its fire risk through renewable energy, but some worry about the environmental costs of thinning the forests.

'It Was Torched'

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4:33pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Oil and Gas

In Lafayette, Group Opposing Fracking Ban Raises $67,000

KUNC File Photo

The public got a glimpse of fundraising efforts Tuesday by the two Lafayette groups campaigning for and against Question 300, which would ban oil and gas extraction within city limits.

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6:15am

Mon September 30, 2013
Oil and Gas

Greater Setbacks Eyed For Oil And Gas Drilling In Flood's Aftermath

Flooded oil and gas operations in northeastern Colorado.
Bob Winkler Weld Air and Water

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