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May 15, 2013

Tri-State CEO urges Colorado governor to veto rural co-op renewable-energy bill

By Mark Jaffe, The Denver Post  •    •  Posted 2013-05-15 11:46:47

The bill that is either a push to boost renewable energy on Colorado’s plains and mountains or part of “a war on rural Colorado” now sits on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk. The key issue is whether the bill’s mandate for rural electricity cooperatives to provide 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources places a financial burden on ranchers, farmers and small towns.
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Massive solar flare bursts from sun

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2013-05-15 11:47:03

The sun yesterday unleashed its largest solar flare so far this year. The coronal mass ejection was determined to be an “X-class” flare, or the largest of its type. The solar activity is among an increased number of flares occurring at the peak of the sun’s 11-year activity cycle. [ read more … ]

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