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Economic indicator report shows diversity in Routt and Moffat counties 23.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Data Partners recently released its Community Indicators Report, highlighting a variety of economic trends in Moffat and Routt counties. Each indicator gives government officials, businesses and community members an idea of Northwest Colorado’s economic health. The report comes out every two years. “The idea is that by taking measurements that are repeatable every two years, we can gauge if we’re getting closer or farther from the visions we have for our communities,” said Keith Kramer, executive director of YVDP. “The meaning is determining if we’re heading in the right direction.” Top 3 private industry sectors and annual income The report outlines the top three private industry sectors for both counties, with mining, health care and retail trade topping the list in Moffat County and accommodations, retail trade and construction taking the cake in Routt. “The number of jobs accounted for by the top three employment sectors in Moffat County has remained relatively stable — between 35 to 40 ...
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Light Goes Out on U.K. Coal Industry 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The British coal industry is on the point of fizzling out, following the planned closure of two of its three remaining deep mines in northern England. Among the beneficiaries: Russian exporters of the ...
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Britains renewable energy investment boom is a story rarely told 23.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

The backing for eight renewable energy projects is the start of a longer investment journey to create green growth

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LPEA board candidates talk issues (Cached) 23.4.2014 Durango Herald
Renewable energy and responsibility to community x2013 all couched in reasonable dialog x2013 dominated a La Plata Electric Association board candidate forum Tuesday.Ballots will be mailed May 1.About 50 people attended the forum sponsored by the Durango Chamber of Commerce at the DoubleTree Hotel to hear five candidates...
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Duke Estimates Coal-Ash Cleanup Cost 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
A Duke Energy executive told a North Carolina environmental commission that plans outlined by the utility to address coal-ash in the state are estimated to cost about $2 billion to $2.5 billion.
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Duke Energy: Moving coal ash away from NC rivers and lakes would cost up to $10 billion 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Tuesday, April 22 22.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Good morning Steamboat Today readers. • Is spring runoff in 2014 destined to be like the epic year of 2011? It’s unlikely, according to a hydrologist who keeps close tabs on the Yampa River Basin. Spring runoff in Steamboat unlikely to match 2011 for sheer volume • The Hayden Station coal-fired power plant is getting $160 million worth of emissions-reducing upgrades as part of a larger $1 billion push by Xcel Energy. Hayden Station coal power plant to get emissions reduction upgrades • The plan proposes minimal staffing increases through 2020 and also includes the possibility of a new fire station west of Steamboat and the establishment of a new or expanded central fire station in downtown Steamboat. Steamboat City Council weighs in on 7-year plan for fire and ambulance services • Steamboat Springs High School tennis product Jamey Swiggart made a big jump from his freshman season at Idaho State to his sophomore campaign, assuming the role as the Bengals' No. 1 singles starter in 2014. Former Sailors ...
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Clive Palmer threatens to rip away Direct Action climate change Band-Aid 22.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The mining magnate has suddenly decided the climate money should be spent on pensioners

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With coal gasification project about to be begin, Wyoming wants answers on problems with Australia project 22.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Cheyenne, Wyo. • State officials say they have requested details of alleged environmental problems that a company proposing to experiment with underground coal gasification in Wyoming caused with a similar project in Australia. Officials in Queensland state, Australia, recently accused Linc Energy of causing “serious environmental harm” at an underground coal gasification plant near the town of Chinchilla. The allegations followed a nine-month investigation, according to an April 11 release fro...
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L&L Energy shares plunge in first trading this year 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Shares of L&L Energy, the Seattle operator of Chinese coal mines whose former CEO is awaiting trial on federal securities fraud charges, fell more than 80 Monday after trading for the first time in five months.
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L&L Energy shares plunge in first trading this year 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Shares of L&L Energy, the Seattle operator of Chinese coal mines whose former CEO is awaiting trial on federal securities fraud charges, fell 72 percent Monday after trading for the first time in five months.
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Science Weekly podcast: why we should leave fossil fuels in the ground 21.4.2014 Guardian: Science
Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clarke argue that the only way to prevent runaway climate change is to curb the extraction of coal, gas and oil Continue reading...
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Hayden Station coal power plant to get emissions reduction upgrades 21.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Hayden Station coal-fired power plant is getting $160 million worth of emissions-reducing upgrades as part of a larger $1 billion push by Xcel Energy. Colorado’s Clean Air Clean Jobs Act , which was signed into law in 2010, led to a plan to reduce emissions from coal power plants, including retiring plants, converting some to natural gas and installing emissions controls on others. Hayden Station has two units — Hayden 1 generates 184 megawatts and Hayden 2 generates 262 megawatts — and each will have selective catalytic reduction equipment from Hitachi Power Systems of America installed. A megawatt-hour can provide electricity for about 750 houses for an hour “It’s equipment that through a chemical process converts nitrogen oxide into nitrogen and water,” Hayden project manager John Pierce said. “It’s kind of simple, but the results are fantastic.” Pierce said the power plant already has low NOx burners, scrubbers for certain gases and baghouses, which are like large vacuum cleaners for the air to ...
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Apple Tries to Clean Up Its Carbon-Spewing Ways With New Data Centers 21.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
In a 2011 Greenpeace report called “How Dirty is Your Data?", Apple earned the dubious distinction of being the among the worst climate offenders. Not long afterwards—though Apple says the announcement was long in the making—the company proclaimed its intent to power all its operations via renewables like wind, biogas, hydro, and ...
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Letter: Shame on Rocky Mountain for solar fee 20.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Last summer, I installed solar panels on my home to produce my own electricity. By doing so, I lessened my demand for coal-fired energy from Rocky Mountain Power and am making my small contribution to preserving our environment. Now, RMP wants to levy a fee of $4.25 per month on me and other solar power producing customers for our initiative. To increase their profit margin, they want to penalize me for my investment in clean-energy production. Currently, RMP relies on burning coal to prod...
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Judge strikes down Minnesota's landmark anti-coal energy law 19.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Ruling in a lawsuit filed by North Dakota interests, a federal judge says a 2007 Minnesota law barring new coal-generated electricity violates the U.S. Constitution.
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Federal judge: Let the greenhouse gasses flow into Minnesota 18.4.2014 MinnPost
Minnesota can't restrict coal plants in North Dakota,  MPR's Elizabeth Dunbar reports . Our state's Next Generation Energy Act forbade coal imports from places like NoDak without carbon offsets for the resulting greenhouse gasses; U.S. Judge Susan Richard Nolan said that violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution as a state restriction on interstate trade. No word yet on an appeal. Tear the damn thing up … . The Strib's Kevin Duchschere reports, “Vibrations from traffic crossing light-rail tracks are disrupting recording operations in several of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media’s state-of-the-art studios, only two months before trains will start running daily past their downtown St. Paul headquarters. ‘The floor is vibrating, the ceiling is shaking, the structure is making noise, and that affects the recordings’, said Nick Kereakos, chief technology officer and operations vice president for MPR and American Public Media. MPR and the Metropolitan Council, which oversees Metro ...
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Judge strikes down part of Minn. energy law 18.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act, which passed in 2007 with bipartisan support, says in part that utilities may not import additional coal-generated electricity into the state unless they offset the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.
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Historians: Colorado's Ludlow Massacre lives on in people and politics 18.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A granite monument on a dusty plain in southern Colorado stands as a reminder of the Ludlow Massacre, in which, 100 years ago Sunday, 11 children and two women died amid a coal-miners ...
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Duke Had $15 Million in Spill Costs 18.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Duke Energy said it recorded about $15 million in costs related to a coal-ash spill in North Carolina in the first quarter, while also warning further costs can't be estimated at this time.
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