Energy Industry http://kvnf.org en Connecting the Drops: Water and Power http://kvnf.org/post/connecting-drops-water-and-power <p>It takes water to produce electricity, but <em>how much</em> water varies a lot depending on the fuel source and the power generating technology.</p><p>In Colorado, around half a percent of our total water usage is used to generate electricity.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a small percentage, says Stacy </span>Tellinghusen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, water policy analyst for <a href="http://westernresourceadvocates.org/">Western Resource Advocates,</a> a non-profit conservation group, but adds that it’s not inconsequential.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:29:00 +0000 Connecting the Drops & Sam Fuqua 21542 at http://kvnf.org Connecting the Drops: Water and Power Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production http://kvnf.org/post/future-coal-uncertain-tennessee-valley-authority-cuts-production <p></p><p>It’s been a rough season for the coal mines of the North Fork Valley. Last week, Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset <a href="http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/coal-mine-lays-off-115-more-workers">laid off</a> another 115 workers, bringing the total number of jobs cut at that mine this fall to over 250.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Emily Guerin 19615 at http://kvnf.org Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production Youth Reporters Cover Energy Issues for Pass the Mic http://kvnf.org/post/youth-reporters-cover-energy-issues-pass-mic <p></p><p>For the past few months, KVNF’s Programming Director Ali Lightfoot has been helping local kids produce radio stories as a part of our youth reporting project, <a href="http://kvnf.org/programs/pass-mic-2013">Pass the Mic.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project is now in its second year and is a collaboration of KVNF and the <a href="http://www.northforkheartsoul.com/">North Fork Heart and Soul Project.</a> The stories these kids produce tackle a number of contentious issues, one of them being the energy industry.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:21:25 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19396 at http://kvnf.org Youth Reporters Cover Energy Issues for Pass the Mic KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-december-4-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>More Layoffs as Coal Mine All But Shuttered</li><li>KVNF Youth Reporters Tackle Energy Issues</li><li>Ali Lightfoot on the Pass the Mic Project</li><li>December Storm Could be Clue to Rest of Winter Weather</li><li>Despite Early Snowfall, Much of State Still in Drought Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:49:53 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19391 at http://kvnf.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered http://kvnf.org/post/more-layoffs-coal-mine-all-shuttered <p>More coal miners in the North Fork Valley are being laid off. Oxbow Mining company, owned by billionaire Bill Koch, laid off more than a hundred more employees on Monday at its Elk Creek mine.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:50:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 19342 at http://kvnf.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered Post-Election, Oil And Gas Industry Steps Up Outreach http://kvnf.org/post/post-election-oil-and-gas-industry-steps-outreach Colorado’s Energy industry is continuing to make the case that hydraulic fracturing is safe and a critical part of the state’s economy.<p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 19052 at http://kvnf.org Post-Election, Oil And Gas Industry Steps Up Outreach Hickenlooper Proposes New Oil And Gas Air Quality Regulations http://kvnf.org/post/hickenlooper-proposes-new-oil-and-gas-air-quality-regulations Calling them ‘groundbreaking,’ Governor John Hickenlooper&#160;proposed new statewide air quality rules for oil and gas drilling Monday. The rules aim to reduce air pollution from methane emissions.<p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:46:55 +0000 Bente Birkeland 18801 at http://kvnf.org Hickenlooper Proposes New Oil And Gas Air Quality Regulations Critics of Proposed EPA Regulations Flock to Denver for Hearing http://kvnf.org/post/critics-proposed-epa-regulations-flock-denver-hearing <p>Last Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing in Denver on its upcoming carbon dioxide regulations for power plants.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:15:25 +0000 Emily Guerin 18135 at http://kvnf.org Critics of Proposed EPA Regulations Flock to Denver for Hearing