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Energy Disconnect: Separating fact from fiction

By Penny Stine

When it comes to energy, there’s often a disconnection between what people believe and what’s actually true. We’ve listed a few commonly held beliefs and explained why they may not be true: 1. Utilizing solar energy to heat ...


2.20.11 EE trash truck

NEW CNG trash truck to be on display at expo

By Penny Stine

For a peek at the City of Grand Junction’s new compressed natural gas (CNG) sanitation truck, come to the Energy Forum & Expo at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. on Feb. 25. The truck will be in the parking lot from 9 a.m. ...


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Programs prepare students for employment in the energy industry

By Penny Stine

With unemployment hovering around 10 percent in late January in Mesa County, those who are considering a career change might want to take a look at programs offered at two Western Slope colleges. The programs fill a need in the energy industry ...


This land is your land

By Penny Stine

When it comes to public land, Mesa County and Colorado both have plenty. As stewards of a fair share of the public land in Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management does its best to balance multiple uses. “Some people want to preserve it ...


Tony Dammer

Speaker: Dammer knows oil shale

By Staff

Anton “Tony” Dammer has a long history with oil shale development. Prior to joining Red Leaf Resources, he spent 29 years with the Department of Energy and was the director of the Naval Oil Shale Reserve. He joined Red Leaf ...


Lee Boughey

Speaker: Boughey to discuss electricity and the economy

By Staff

Blackouts may do more to make people appreciate the value and convenience of electricity than all public relations strategies combined. Lee Boughey’s talk during the Energy Forum & Expo will serve to remind people why they ...


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Uranium resurrection

By Penny Stine

Uranium brought George Glasier to the Colorado Plateau in the late 1970s when he was a corporate lawyer for a mining company called Energy Fuels Nuclear. One of his projects in those days was putting together the land for a uranium mill that ...


Christoperh Guith

Speaker: Guith to touch on energy realities

By Staff

Grand Junction will be a stop along the “Energy Reality Tour.” For the past year, officials with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy have been touring the country and meeting with business and ...


Jason Hayes

Speaker: Hayes to discuss clean coal technology

By Staff

Jason Hayes of the American Coal Council will discuss coal markets “and the decisions that we make in difficult environments.” As global demand for energy increases, Hayes predicts coal will gain stature as a leading solution to ...


Dan Pickering

Speaker: Pickering front and center on energy

By Staff

When the price of gas goes up, you can usually find Dan Pickering somewhere on TV talking about it. Pickering is a go-to guy for network and cable news shows, providing instant expert analysis on energy markets. Pickering is a vice president ...


Energy hed

Why an Energy Forum & Expo?

By Staff

Energy usage, demand and source development will be the defining issue of this century. Western Colorado has an abundance of traditional, renewable and sustainable energy resources and will continue to play a major role in the energy ...


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Energy Forum & Expo focus is on the future

By Staff

Rarely does a week go by without a story about energy development making headlines in The Daily Sentinel. Over the past 60 years, the region has seen its economic fortunes rise and fall with uranium prices, oil shale development and natural ...


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