Renewable Energy in the Wild WestAspen voters narrowly rejected a new hydroelectric power plant in November after a contentious and controversial campaign. Today, Aspen relies on renewable hydropower for about 40 percent of its electricity. But renewable energy is nothing new here. Its roots go back to the mining days when untamed wilderness collided with industry, and innovation held the key.
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.