Dr. Kutscher Talks to a Full House

Climate Change: The Latest Science, Why It’s Serious, and What We Can Do About It 100 Colorado Springs residents turned out to learn about climate change from Dr. Charles (Chuck) Kutscher, Director of the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The presentation was co-sponsored by Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and […]

GHG Impacts of Newly Adopted Oil and Gas Air Quality Regulations

As folks have probably read, the Colorado state Air Quality Control Commission voted yesterday to adopt new air quality rules for oil and gas production, and midstream operations (basically everything upstream from the natural gas processing plants). The rules are explicitly regulating both emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are ozone precursors, and of […]

Springs Utilities Biomass Pilot

For a number of years, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has been analyzing the introduction of biomass as an alternate fuel.  The most recent Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) contains a summary of the state of that analysis as of 2011.  See page 24 (PDF page 35) of the EIRP for details.  Note that this is […]