As fuel prices rise, the interest in alternative sources of energy has greatly increased. We’ve been hearing a lot in the news about “greening” initiatives — greening government, and the greening of the Democratic National Convention. The presidential candidates say energy is one of the main issues in this election.
Colorado is rich in both traditional and alternative energy resources. We have lots of minerals, natural gas, sunshine and wind. To learn more about renewable energy and it’s uses in Colorado, try the following sources:
- Governor Ritter’s press release about plans to build a wind tower manufacturing plant in Pueblo.
- Mineral and Energy Resources from the Colorado Geological Survey
- Governor’s Energy Office – Information on Greening Government, and general guides on sources of renewable energy.
- “Learning About Renewable Energy“, NREL – National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- “Wind Energy in Colorado: A Practical Guide for Farmers and Ranchers“(from the CSU Cooperative Extension)
- “Wind Power and Wildlife in Colorado“(Colorado Division of Wildlife)