Five nice, easy actions to save

RBC I The Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge checklist is available at various locations throughout the community. With checklist in hand, let’s continue to look at the nice, easy “Do Right Away” action items in the energy diet checklist.

The energy diet: Nice and easy

RBC I Recently, Yampa Valley Data Partners and the Northwest Colorado Energy Steering Committee have published an Energy Diet Challenge Checklist that will help you take the first of many steps required to assess and take action in an Energy Diet for your home or business.

Colorado gas prices falling

RBC I Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.69/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80/g, according to gasoline price website

Energy: How much can you lose?

RBC I Interested in reducing your energy waistline? How about lowering your home energy costs? Take the Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge with homeowners across Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties to see how much you can lose in home energy usage.

Comments: New pipeline

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment of a proposed 95-mile 16-inch pipeline to transport natural gas liquids.

Former reserve director testifies about oil shale

RBC I Anton Dammer, former director of the Naval Oil Shale Reserve, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 20, 2012, regarding the development of oil shale resources in the United States. A summary of his testimony follows:

Facts and figures about oil shale development

RBC I BLM is accepting public comment on its Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, including the Piceance Basin. I would like to offer the following observations, based on review of the available research. BLM and the communities in northwest Colorado must address a number of concerns regarding […]

Sportsmen urge BLM to use caution

RBC I As federal officials consider how to move forward on oil shale development, a sportsmen’s coalition is urging caution because no proven technology exists and the impacts on the West’s public lands, fish, wildlife, water and air quality are unknown.

Lunch-n-learn Feb. 16

RBC I Rio Blanco County administrator Kimberly Bullen said the county has teamed up with WPXEnergy to host the first Lunch-n-Learn on Feb. 16, in the commissioners’ meeting room, starting at noon.

Williams divides into two corporations

RBC I Williams has completed the process of separating the company’s businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations.

Oil shale technology has come a long way

RBC I Progress has been made in oil shale research and development in the United States during the past year. Similar advances have been made outside U.S. borders.

Rancher approved for power project

MEEKER I  In an area where natural gas, coal, oil shale and oil production dominate energy discussion, Meeker rancher George Wenschhof is breaking a new path.