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Fossil Fuels Transitions

This series is part of a collaboration between stations of the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition. Reports will highlight the transition from fossil fuels across the Mountain West. Listen throughout the winter and spring of 2022 for more stories from our partner stations, including KSUT.

  •  Bikers on the trail network at Coal Basin Ranch
    Trina Ortega/Courtesy photo
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    The basin, near the town of Redstone, Colorado, was the site of a series of 20th Century mining disasters. Now, a privately-owned parcel surrounded by National Forest land provides free public access to custom-designed mountain bike trails.
  • Chris Bilby, a research engineer with Holy Cross Energy, walks in snow toward solar panels at the utility’s Pitkin Solar project in Woody Creek Feb. 3, 2022. The underside of the panels in the solar farm have photovoltaic cells that produce energy from reflected sunlight off of the snow.
    Halle Zander
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    Aspen Public Radio
    Holy Cross Energy is a utility cooperative that provides electricity from Aspen to Vail to Parachute. Its renewable-energy plans call for a quick transition away from fossil fuels. But many of the renewable-energy sources still emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This story was part of a collaborative effort with Rocky Mountain Community Radio on the transition from fossil fuels.