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U.S. Department of Energy

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Take Charge plugs into National Plug In Day Saturday

    If you're interested in saving money on gas and maintenance for your vehicle, get in gear and head over to "Take Charge," Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition's third annual National Plug In Day. It will rev up on Saturday in the parking lot at South High School. Chevy, Nissan, Tessla and many others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Denver named new program's first official "Solar Friendly Community"

    After several negative headlines around solar energy locally -- including the bankruptcy of Abound Solar and news of major delays on a planned Aurora solar plant -- Colorado has some good news to share about renewable energy. Denver officials announced yesterday that the city is the first to be reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Abound Solar: Ex-NREL exec defends bankrupt firm, government investments in renewables

    In March, when news broke about layoffs at Abound Solar, a Colorado business with government support, the chief financial officer told us he was aware his company could be used as a political football in the presidential race. In June, Abound went bankrupt and has recently been the source of more ne ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012
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    September 12, 2012

    Photos: Top fifteen inventions and innovations of the National Renewable Energy Lab

    In this week's feature, "Sun Burn," we go inside the National Renewable Energy Lab -- the federal facility in Golden that has for 35 years been dedicated to innovations in energy efficiency. In print, we take an in-depth look at NREL's important role in solar energy and other industries over the pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    National Renewable Energy Lab is building homes of the future that are smarter than you

    In the future, your home and its appliances might talk to you, make decisions for you, and, if the National Renewable Energy Lab is successful, help you save money. And, you know, make Planet Earth a greener place. Get more details and see photos of our domestic future below.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Abound Solar to become GOP talking point in wake of layoffs, unreported shutdown?

    Update below: It's Super Tuesday, with voters in ten states choosing among Mitt Romney, Rick Santorium, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul for a Republican presidential candidate. And whoever wins the nomination is apt to use controversial Department of Energy loans to alternative energy companies as a talk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Are you smarter than a Cherry Creek High school student?

    Why do photovoltaic cells have p-type and n-type layers? * What causes stars to twinkle?* If you know the answers to these questions, you might qualify for the winning team of the Colorado Science Bowl. You might even be smarter than a Cherry Creek High school student!

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Rocky Flats to open as Thanksgivingland theme park: Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario

    From the Kenny Be vault. Originally published on November 18, 2004. Thanksgivingland: Extreme Thanksgiving fun for the pilgrim in everyone.​ The U.S. Department of Energy's refusal to provide funds for a Cold War museum at Rocky Flats is a true blessing. What is needed at the site is a tourist ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009
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    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    CU's solar house gets a home

    CU's entry in the U.S. Solar Decathalon. The mood was bittersweet when I left the U.S. Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C. a year ago. The University of Colorado team I’d been following didn’t get the three-peat – a third consecutive first place victory – they’d been hoping for in the int ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Undead Sexy

    Mario Acevedo's third Felix Gomez novel hits shelves.

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Carbon Loading

    Xcels solution to rising energy prices includes a lot of coal. Is that a bad thing?

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Fuel for Love

    The order is in: Buy bio.

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    File Not Found

    Do you know what's in your luggage?

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    True Lies

    The FBI agent who raided Rocky Flats finally sounds off.

  • News

    March 11, 2004

    Toxic Shocker!

    The government ambushed the Rocky Flats grand jury. Now its foreman is gunning for justice.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    That's the Spirit

    The Honky Tonk Hangovers make country music that will go to your head.

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Hot Target

    The Rocky Flats Web site is dark -- but terrorists may already have a blueprint for the former nukes plant.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    This Is a Job for Superfund!

    Colorado's legacy of contamination spreads far and wide.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    A Matter of Trust

    Who paid what to clean up Lowry Landfill? That's confidential.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Strange but True

    From the penthouse to the outhouse, the highs and lows of 2000.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Chain Reaction

    The Cold War has ended, but the fight over where to put a Rocky Flats museum has just begun.

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Forbidden Fruit

    Arvada wants to bite off a chunk of Rocky Flats.

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    This Place Is a Dump!

    Rocky Flats was designed to produce plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. But what it really produced was waste -- lots of hazardous waste.

  • News

    March 19, 1998
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    November 27, 1997

    Of Mice and Men

    What the battle to save an obscure rodent says about the cost of front range growth.

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    A Dry Hole

    John Gable drilled for oil and suckers--including the federal government.

  • News

    September 4, 1997
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    July 3, 1997

    A Booming Field

    A Grand Junction couple churns out big-bang theories about fireworks.

  • News

    July 11, 1996
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    June 14, 1995

    HOT PROPERTY

    WITH DEVELOPERS RUSHING IN, ROCKY FLATS ISN'T GROUND ZERO ANYMORE.

  • News

    May 17, 1995

    DON'T TOUCH THAT DIALOGUE

    THE LITTLE-KNOWN CCEM DOESN'T CLEAN UP POLLUTION. BUT WITH $7.6 MILLION IN TAX MONEY TO PLAY WITH, IT SURE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

  • News

    January 4, 1995

    THIS IS ONLY A TEST

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS A LESSON FOR GRADE-SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS: THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR FROM ROCKY FLATS.

  • News

    January 5, 1994

    Up And Atom!

    Our Rocky Flats contest did a booming business.

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