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Climate change has given the black rock a black eye, and the industry is suffering as power plants switch to cheaper, cleaner natural gas. This week on NRG with MG, energy guru Randy Udall is back for his monthly appearance to talk with KDNK's Marilyn Gleason about coal – starting with its local history.
On this episode of NRG with MG, Pitkin County Program Manager Tyler Ruggles tells KDNK's Marilyn Gleason how locals can get those federal dollars into their homes before most of the money runs out later this year.
On this episode of NRG with MG, festival director David Holbrooke tells KDNK's Marilyn Gleason why climate change heads the agenda at a film festival in the Rockies.
Today his non-profit Glacier Works seeks to meld adventure and photography into new awareness of threats to the planet, especially from climate change. Through Glacier Works, David Breashears' large-scale pictures of Himalayan glaciers came to the Aspen Institute last summer with the exhibit "Coal + Ice." This week, NRG with MG looks again at the art of climate change, as KDNK's Marilyn Gleason speaks with David Breashears.
Breashears' gigapixel image of the Mount Everest basecamp has garnered 500,000 hits and an interview on NPR--you can see the image that caused all the internet commotion by clicking here.
His large scale images of melting arctic ice are now on display in Aspen at Quintenz & Co, 501 E. Dean St. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke to Beltra about the art of climate change in this week's edition of NRG with MG.
You can find the article, "Seeking Clues About Sea Level from Fossil Beaches" at nytimes.org.
Today, Aspen relies on renewable hydropower for about 40 percent of its electricity. But before 1958, Aspen got all its power from hydro, and in 1885 it became the first town west of the Mississippi to have electricity.
Writer and Aspen Times columnist Paul Anderson wrote the history of Aspen's electric utility, "Power in the Mountains." Today on NRG with MG, Paul Andersen discusses the more recent local history of renewables with KDNK's Marilyn Gleason, beginning with the decision that closed down the hydro plant that once supplied all of Aspen's electricity with extra left over to sell downvalley.
Writer and Aspen Times columnist Paul Anderson wrote the history of Aspen's electric utility, "Power in the Mountains." On this episode of NRG with MG, he's here to tell how it all began. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason starts with the first sentences of Paul Andersen's book.
Chris Nelder has authored books on profitably investing in renewable and conventional energy. On this episode of NRG with MG, Nelder tells KDNK's Marilyn Gleason how tricky it is to make good investments – something President Obama famously learned from Solyndra.