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How Can We Pay for the New Energy Economy?

William S. Becker | Posted 12.19.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

Many a great idea has been deflated by a simple question: "That's nice, but who's going to pay for it?" That question hovered like a cloud over the international climate conference in Paris a week ago.

New Mexico Is Drenched in Solar-Sunshine, so What's With All the Coal PNM?

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun.

California's Futurist Agenda: A Tale of Three Governors

William Bradley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is working on the new California state budget, the first in more than a decade to be free of the state's deep chronic fiscal crisis. It's an agenda which his two most immediate predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, in large measure promoted themselves.

De-Carbonize Our Taxes

William S. Becker | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Tax policies that encourage carbon emissions range from subsidies for oil companies to mortgage interest deductions for energy-wasting McMansions, but neither Romney nor Obama has addressed it head-on.

WATCH: How Julian Castro Plans To Create 800 Jobs In San Antonio

Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact

Mayor Julian Castro believes the path to creating jobs in San Antonio runs through renewable energy. After the Huffington Post-sponsored "Opportuni...

Sealed Up, But Not Sealed Over: The Osama bin Laden Raid at 1

William Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The daring raid that took down Osama bin Laden was a triumph of American arms, satisfying retribution for al Qaeda's attacks on New York and Washington. But it points up the many mistakes we've made and continue to make in the wake of 9/11.

Who Is Tim DeChristopher? From Coal Belt, Through Mountain Trails, on Route to a Prison Cell

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Tim DeChristopher's journey did not start with a single heroic act of disrupting an oil lease sale during the George W. Bush administration, nor will it end inside Barack Obama's prison cell.

Mirrors in the Funhouse -- or off the Cliff?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.06.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The latest maneuvers towards a federal government shutdown are motivated in large part by the demand that the Clean Air Act effectively be repealed, not only for carbon pollution but also for mercury, soot, smog, and sulfur.

At the Crossroads: Floods, Fires and Another Teachable Moment

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Like the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the extreme weather events occurring worldwide offer a teachable moment on the need to address climate cha...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Ritter To Head New Energy Program At CSU

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced on Wednesday that he will become director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State Universit...

We Have the Technology -- Let's Go

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

When you hear -- "We have the technology, let's go" -- you might perhaps think the statement came from a stately presidential announcement. As it happens that statement didn't come from any presidential address. It was printed on a Shell ad.

Will Hickenlooper Really Be Pro-Business, or Ritter Redux?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

How Hickenlooper will manage to be "pro-business," while also serving a core party constituency that is hostile to free markets and free enterprise, is a contradiction he'll have to work through.

How the West Is Winning Against Coal

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

There is so much good news coming out of the western U.S. these days on coal and clean energy, from Colorado to Los Angeles.

Colorado Is the New Energy Frontier

Michael Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bowman

Colorado is emerging as an international player in the next great technological and industrial revolution.

Obama 2.0

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Obama should set aspirational goals for America, and then clearly explain his vision to us. He must be unafraid to ask the American people to help build the country's future.

Bill Ritter To Raise The Bar On Energy Efficiency Standards

Denver Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The governor's office and lawmakers this week plan on announcing plans for legislation that would increase the state's renewable energy standard, the ...

The Economic Wind for New Energy Is Stiffening

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Despite a new wind turbine in Boulder, the elephant in the middle of the New Energy Economy is Comanche 3, the 750 megawatt coal plant in Colorado coming online as soon as next month.

Ritter State Of The State: Governor Talks Budget, Slams Ballot Initiatives in Final Address

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado will get its economy back on solid footing if it continues on the path of the past three years, Gov. Bill Ritter said in his final State of t...

Ritter Announces College Program To Feed New Energy Program

Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

During a press conference held at Red Rocks Community College Wednesday, Gov. Ritter announced that 13 Colorado community colleges will offer a Green ...

Welcome to Colorado, HuffPost!

Bill Ritter, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bill Ritter, Jr.

The Huffington Post's new local edition will have a front row seat as we lead Colorado toward economic recovery, demonstrate why Colorado is a national leader in health care reform, and gear up for the 2010 elections.

Economic Stimulus, Clean Energy and the Scale of Our Challenge: Grading the Stimulus Energy Investments

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

What does $80 billion really mean in the context of the 21st century United States energy system?

Obama's Climate Team Faces "New Energy Economy" Challenge

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER and ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The new team faces political urgency to deliver on promises made by Mr. Obama on the campaign trail. One was his pledge to use a cap-and-trade bill fo...