Category Archives: Climate Change

GACC/NREL Energy Event Underscores Benefit of Collaboration

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While key approaches and perspectives between advanced energy leaders from German-speaking countries and the US may have varied—and offered learning opportunities as a result—the main take-away from the GACCCO-NREL Advanced Energy Symposium was unified and clear: collaboration is essential. Continue reading

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Utility Collaboration with Regulators: the End of Federal Energy Policy? Not Quite

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On August 29, 2017, the Denver Business Journal reported that Xcel Energy and a coalition of interested parties announced a plan to shut down 660 MW of coal-fired generation 10 years ahead of schedule. It’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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Notes from 2016 SPC: We ALL to Stand Together, Because there is No “Side”

If there is anything that I learned from the 2016 Solar Power Colorado’s brilliant speakers, it is that we must learn to stand together as energy professionals. Because, in the end, there are no sides. Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: Crucial but Complex in CPP State Implementation

In a Business Briefing hosted by EEBC and Business Forward, Dr. Orr, DOE described his own pathway to discovering energy efficiency by first being attracted to renewable energy. States now need to walk this pathway in the development of their Clean Power Plan compliance strategies. They will need all of their smart people to get it done. Whose in? Continue reading

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Wow! Climate Mama Posts My Profile… I’m Blushing!

Check it out. ’nuff said. Continue reading

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Renewable Energy World Europe 2012: Leadership on RE at the Speed of Light

Being in Cologne, Germany in June for the Renewable Energy World Europe 2012 conference was an awe inspiring experience. Check out my paper on RE policy, slides, and video clips from the conference. With this kind of leadership at home and across the pond, we are bound to make headway in the most important challenges we face regarding energy production and use. Continue reading

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Climate Change: Just the Facts, Ma’am

Watching the simple fact of the Earth’s temperature change over 131 years is a lot harder to ignore than a list of facts and figures. And, it’s easy to list some obvious implications for a place like Colorado, just off the top of one’s head. What does this NASA video make you feel? And, more importantly, make you want to do? Continue reading

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