March 30th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Reading a recent World Resources Institute blog post on fire, I began exploring an interactive map referenced in it, Global Forest Watch Fires. It is an interactive online platform with diverse skills and strengths. It will identify active fires as they start and alert you as they develop in your area
March 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is here. Finally! The car may have been delayed, but it's as groundbreaking as it would have been a year or two ago, and it's well ahead of any comparable vehicles from other automakers. I'll get to detailed comparisons in another article, but the Model 3 is basically quicker, safer, has higher tech, and is cooler than anything even $10,000–20,000 near it in price
January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
In my last article, I summarized the extraordinary documentary The Human Element and added some of my own commentary about the touching subjects. In this article, I'm relaying the highlights of my interview with James Balog, the writer of the film. The documentary will be available on all major VOD platforms — iTunes, Amazon, DirectTV, etc. — on January 29,
January 26th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Put any other distraction on hold for an evening and watch the extraordinary documentary The Human Element, a deep look into the heart of our last century and how we are transforming in the early part of this century. You will not regret spending the time to watch this one
January 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The electric vehicle (EV) industry was booming in 2018. It was the most booming year of a booming decade for EVs. Below is a long, long rundown of notables changes in the industry in
January 24th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
The public perception of U.S. clean energy has undergone a major shift. In a recent survey, 70 percent of respondents said America should produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources; more than half thought renewables were a good idea even if they raise energy bills
January 23rd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
SunShare has crossed the 100 megawatt mark for community solar projects it has developed, providing it with the largest active residential subscriber base among all developers in the country. While many community solar developers focus on one or more commercial anchor tenants and backfill demand with resident subscribers, SunShare finances, develops, and operates primarily all-residential community solar systems within its portfolio
January 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Colorado governor Jared Polis has continued the policies of his predecessor by pushing forward with a plan to join the ZEV policies of the California Air Resources Board. The plan could go into effect by the end of this year.
December 16th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
With 19 mines in the US and in Canada, Westmoreland Coal Co. is the 6th largest coal company in America, but it recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
December 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The latest disclosure data provided to CDP has revealed that some of the largest US-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line as well as their reputation among consumers and investors, highlighting the growing business readiness for the low-carbon transition
December 7th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
Despite President* Trump's latest political stunt on behalf of the US coal industry, yet another Colorado utility takes the zero carbon emissions pledge
December 2nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
A report on EV group buying programs was recently developed, providing history, background and other details for EV group buy programs in the US.
December 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
It's widely known that California is the center of US electric vehicle adoption. California leads the country in terms of overall electric vehicle (EV) sales as well as EV market share of new vehicle sales. It's also where Tesla was born and where nearly every US EV startup pops up.
But there are other states that are also well ahead of the US average for EV market share ... and they're basically all in the west
November 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Moving forward with our monthly What Changed ... ? feature, below is a rundown of notable solar energy news — changed in the solar industry — during the month of November
November 25th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
The state of Colorado recently passed a low-emission vehicle (LEV) standard to start with the 2022 vehicle model year. Jeremy Neustifter, an air quality planner with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, answered some questions about this for CleanTechnica
November 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Through the end of November, new car buyers in Aurora, Colorado, can save more than 50% off the cost of a new Nissan LEAF. Here's how.
November 7th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
When a town has high electric bills and no available land for a solar farm, a floating solar plant on the pond of a waste water plant makes great sense. Walden, Colorado, population 750, elevation 8,000 feet plus, and land area of 0.34 square miles, is such a town
October 6th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
In order to reduce congestion, the city of Aspen, Colorado, is employing a city mobility lab to study traffic patterns and trial an app called Miles to encourage less driving. The goal is to try to decrease the number of cars coming into the town each day by 800. The mobility lab is named Shift, and Ashley Perl, the lab's project director, answered some questions for CleanTechnica
September 28th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Local leadership is having a global impact on the fight to stop climate change and transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy
September 6th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Recently, a few lucky Tesla enthusiasts spotted and filmed the Tesla Semi in Colorado revealing some intimate details about the electric hauler
August 24th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
The Rocky Mountain Institute analyzed a case study of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a coop that provides power to more than 1 million consumers in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. RMI found the coop's customers could save over $600 million through 2030 if the co-op integrated more renewable energy resources instead of relying on its array of fossil fuel power plants
July 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Tesla has been moving away from free Supercharging for its Model S, Model X, and Model 3, which elevates the importance of the cost to Supercharge as it becomes the new "cost of gas" for drivers looking to hit the road on longer trips. But how does it compare to the cost of driving an internal combustion vehicle? We dive into the details, comparing a Model S, Model X, and Model 3 to a 20 MPG gas car and a 50 MPG hybrid in several states across the nation.
April 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
In Colorado, two counties and the city of Boulder have sued ExxonMobil and Suncor in state court, asking for damages to help pay the cost of confronting climate change.
April 19th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
We've been covering the development of the Sun Flyer electric airplane (e-plane) for quite some time now, and we are happy to report that its successful maiden test flight has been completed at the Centennial Airport near Denver, Colorado