Researchers at Colorado State University have released the results of a nearly $2 million dollar study measuring oil and gas emissions on the state’s Western Slope. Data from this study could contribute to our understanding of the health impacts of the oil and gas industry.
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A political organization created to fight anti-oil and gas ballot measures in Colorado has raised more than $6 million dollars in the first quarter of 2016. It shows an industry preparing for a potential battle this fall against a much less well-funded foe. Meanwhile, supporters of four ballot measures seeking to restrict drilling are gathering signatures across the state and have raised just tens of thousands of dollars. Continue Reading →
The poorest among us pay more than they can afford for their power bills.
Economists call it an “affordability gap” when a household spends more than 6 percent of annual income on utilities. Many low-income households pay a much higher percentage. That means energy bills force hard decisions in other areas. Continue Reading →
The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down fracking limits in two front-range communities, a big win for industry in a state still divided over oil and gas drilling near rapidly growing populations. Continue Reading →
Picture the wind turbine technician, a worker with a hard hat and climbing harness perched atop a tall white tower, making sure those power-generating blades are spinning just right. That job is the fastest growing profession in the country right now. Continue Reading →
The cost of wind and solar power have fallen dramatically in recent years.
Still, renewables only account for a fraction of the energy produced in the United States. One person confronting this issue sits in an office in Golden, Colorado.
His name is Martin Keller and he is the new boss at the National Renewable Energy Lab.
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The US oil and gas industry was shocked by the sudden death of one of its most influential executives. Aubrey McClendon was killed after driving his SUV into a concrete embankment, a day after being indicted on bid rigging and price fixing charges. We explore whether Chesapeake’s cautionary tale contains glimmers of hope. Continue Reading →
Continuing low oil prices have left tens of thousands of oil workers out of a job.
Now, a growing number of them are turning to the courts, saying they weren’t paid fairly when times were good. Continue Reading →
2015 was a year marked by a dramatic reversal of fortune in the oil industry. Crude oil prices dropped down to a third of their 2014 highs, effectively pouring ice water on America’s shale revolution. What does that mean for the year ahead? Continue Reading →
It takes a lot of energy to produce the food we eat, but technologies are improving to give some of that energy back to us after we’re finished with it. Continue Reading →