The beauty of the challenge before us is that while it will take hard work, the solutions are right outside: the sun that beams down 300 days a year and the wind that blows across the plains every day. These sources of proven, reliable clean energy can power the future in a way that not only eases the threat of catastrophic climate change but also provides jobs and economic development right here at home.
One solution to the weekend high country gridlock drawing too little attention seems deserving of more: Replacing at least a few hundred of those cars with ski buses.
A battle over the future of rooftop solar in Colorado is raging in the arcane legal corridors of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission and in the court of public opinion. Xcel Energy has proposed a rollback of one of the state’s most successful solar programs and solar advocates are mounting a vigorous fight.
My cousin’s dream home in Colorado's Black Forest burned down this week. The horrific images of a raging inferno 50 miles to the south suddenly fills me with personal sorrow for these relatives’ profound loss. Memories of her young daughters frolicking in the forest flash before me, and then the unimaginable thought of her having five minutes to gather the dogs and abandon decades of memories and possessions.
Then I started to get angry as well.