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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

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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

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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