In one of the boldest renewable energy standards set thus far, Colorado's governor Bill Ritter has signed into law a bill requiring 30% of the state's energy mix come from renewable sources by 2020. Which means, in the
Sometimes it's better to drive. Whether that means you carpool, rent a car, or take public transportation the fact of the matter is that you'd blow more carbon emissions if you traveled by airplane. Not only do you
Apart from signing up for green power with your utility, there's not a lot you can do to get renewable energy into your home if you rent or own in a condo complex or apartment building. Not so fast, if you live in
Interior Design writes about wood harvested after a pine beetle infestation, with its distinctive blue striping that comes from a fungus that accompanies the beetle. Designer Drew Witmer likes the stuff, and used it in the design of Jiberish, a store in
Finally, someone has found a way to close the loop on all of that barely-used soap and shampoo that goes to waste after hotel patrons depart one hotel for new hotels and new showers full of sample-sized soaps and
From backyard permaculture in Oregon to exploring upbeat perspectives on Peak Oil with Bart Anderson, Peak Moment TV never fails to provide informative, entertaining and inspiring video of people taking action to fight climate
I always thought I was most likely to get killed by a "right hook", where a car blithely turns the corner without looking and the cyclist goes under the wheels. I lost a rowing buddy that way. Or the "door prize" where a driver opens a car door without
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Now *That* Is a Tax Break
The state of Colorado is trying to encourage the adoption of "alternative fuel vehicles" by offering tax credits based on the difference in cost between the said vehicle and a comparable non-green version.
Tours with the Roaring Fork Conservancy offer a rare opportunity to explore the Filoha Meadows Open Space, a beautiful area off-limits to most visitors as county conservationists work to return the fragile landscape to its original state.
Last we heard, Abengoa Solar was creating the tallest solar tower, able to power about 10,000 homes. Now, they're mixing things up again, adding a solar thermal demonstration project at the Xcel Cameo Coal Fired Power
It's been quite awhile since we talked about Boulder, Colorado's SmartGridCity, a project by Xcel Energy to get an entire city up and running on a smart grid. While there are numerous projects underway nationwide, and lots