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Energy Choices Come into Focus

By Coal, Durango Herald Column, Energy Transition, Oil & Gas No Comments

Whitewater boating season offers a metaphor for our local energy supply. We’re in the calm pool edging closer and closer to the lip of the rapid, before plunging into frothy waves below. That’s the position La Plata Electric Association finds itself in, for years waiting to learn the cost to terminate its onerous electric supply contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. But this summer, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to finally decide the formula for calculating the payment to exit the contract.

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Momentum for change

By Climate Change, Coal No Comments

It’s election time! No, not that one. There’s one here locally from which the presidential race could learn some lessons. Imagine if the national election were more like that of our local La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors: 2 months…

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear

Ambrose Redmoon