Tag Archives: solar

Bill To Facilitate “All-Of-The-Above” Energy Policy Advances

A bill that would set the United States on a path towards developing a responsible, all-of-the-above energy strategy was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee earlier this week. The bill, which was sponsored by Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, would require the Energy Information Administration to project U.S. energy needs over the Continue reading

Be Patient In Eclipse Traffic

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways for the 2017 solar eclipse event, so drivers are being reminded that heavy traffic congestion should be expected in certain areas across the state.  All motorists should follow the law and slow down or move over for law enforcement and vehicles with flashing lights. There have also been several vehicle Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse To Occur Next Month

A total solar eclipse will occur next month across the United States, causing day to turn to night. The path of the eclipse will cover areas of Colorado and Wyoming.  In our area, almost 95% of the sun will be covered by the moon. Those who would like to see 100% coverage can Continue reading

BLM Modifies Wyoming Coal Lease

The BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office approved a coal lease modification last week for Black Butte Coal Company. The modification will allow the company to mine approximately 9.2 million tons of additional coal. The lease modification Continue reading

Will The Lost Solar Fire Affect The Ecosystem?

WILD FIREThere will be a presentation Thursday night in Meeker to explain the role the Lost Solar Fire will have on the environment, and the ecosystem. The meeting will take place at the Meeker Public Library from 7 to 8:30.  The Lost Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREHigh winds and low humidity over the past couple days have resulted in rapid growth in The Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area about 25 miles east of Meeker. The lightning started Fire which began a month Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Energy Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Citing the need for a long-term domestic energy plan to ensure reliable production and stable prices, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced the Planning for American Energy Act for the 114th Congress. Tipton says the all-of-the-above energy legislation would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bills

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed a couple more bills into law.  The first bill extends the ReHire program for an additional three years. Last year, Colorado lawmakers set aside $3.6 million to establish ReHire Colorado, a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. The program targets veterans and low-income, low-skill Colorado workers who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. The new law takes effect on August 6th.  The second bill expands the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools loan program. The program provides school districts with loans for wind, solar, or other energy efficiency projects. The projects help ensure that schools are efficient and conducive to learning. The law takes effect immediately.  Pictured: John Hickenlooper