Energy policy predictions

There are no accurate crystal balls when it comes to predicting the future of energy policy under the administration of the new president. But given the cabinet appointees to key positions dealing with energy regulation, some prognosticators think they have an idea of what could happen. Read More


National Western Center receives DOE, Xcel support

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s Office of the National Western Center has been accepted into two energy programs designed to help with the visionary transformation of the landmark National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum into a world-class hub for agriculture and innovation that also helps revitalize several surrounding neighborhoods. Read More


Coal still keeps the lights on

With cheaper natural gas, wind, solar and other technologies, many people don’t think about coal as much as they once did. But coal is still very much a part of the nation’s energy mix every time a light switch is flipped or a manufacturer fires up the production line. Coal-fired plants accounted for 39 percent of the electricity generation in the U.S. in 2014, and will continue to be a factor for years to come. Read More


U.S. invests more in global clean-energy efforts

From 2010-15, the United States has underscored its commitment to a worldwide transition to a clean-energy economy with more than $11 billion in investments — including grants, project-development financing and export credit — aimed at helping other countries meet their expanding energy needs at the same time they reduce carbon emissions. The U.S. also has ramped up its own energy research and development with the goal of lowering the costs of clean-energy technologies and making clean energy more affordable and reliable around the globe. Read More


Highlights from Sustainable Denver Summit 2016

More than 500 leaders from the City and County of Denver’s business, nonprofit and civic communities attended the second annual Sustainable Denver Summit Nov. 14, to announce commitments for new and expanded initiatives designed to help Denver achieve its ambitious 2020 Sustainability Goals. Read More


Battery-energy storage has bright future

Energy storage is the emerging technology to watch in the renewable energy industry. This niche market is developing fast because energy-storage technologies could prove beneficial to making renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, more viable. Read More


Top universities to study renewable energy in the U.S.

We follow the country’s top colleges and universities offering degrees in energy studies for interesting insight and information about innovation and tech transfer from academia to the marketplace.  Some of these programs regularly update with blog posts — and all explain details of their programs, of course. Read More