Colorado approves coal swap-out for renewables

The state will shut down 660MW of fossil fuel-fired power ahead of schedule

Work begins on 156MW US solar farm

Construction of a 156MW solar farm in Colorado has started. The $1.5 billion (£0.96bn) Comanche Solar project is expected to generate more than 300GWh of energy per year – equivalent to powering around 30,000 homes. It will reduce more than 478 million tons of carbon emissions and is scheduled to be completed in the first […]

Largest US brewery recycles 100% of its waste

The largest single-site brewery in the US has announced it has achieved its target sending zero waste to landfill. MillerCoors said its Golden Brewery in Colorado has prevented an average of 135 tons of waste every month from going to landfill. It now reuses or recycles 100% of its waste, including all glass, paperboard, plastics, […]

New US research centre to boost clean energy development

A new $135 million (£87.17m) test centre to boost utility-scale clean energy grid integration technologies is being developed in the US. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) (pictured) in Colorado will help both public and private sector researchers scale-up clean energy technologies – like solar modules, wind turbines, electric vehicles and interactive home appliances – […]

Heading to the great rig in the sky

US onshore oil and gas firm Patterson-UTI Energy is retiring 31 drilling rigs this December. While some rig parts may be auctioned, the firm plans to use distribute most to spare parts inventory to support other rigs in the fleet. The firm works in American states such as Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.