hydropower http://aspenpublicradio.org en Aspen Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal With Ridgway Hydropower http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-closer-100-renewable-energy-goal-ridgway-hydropower <p></p><p>Water officials in Ridgway, Colorado officially commissioned their new hydropower project on Friday. The City of Aspen is an integral player in the project, which is already providing power to many communities on the Western Slope. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19709 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal With Ridgway Hydropower Valley Roundup - April 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-april-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond. &nbsp;</p><p>Joining us today are Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News and Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine..</p><p>This week, Aspen City Council gave the cold shoulder to the much debated hydro-electric power plant proposal.&nbsp; The city will instead pursue other renewable sources of power.</p><p>Council also agreed in principle this week that Aspen’s core should be allowed to get louder at night than current noise rules allow.</p><p>Also today some case files in the Nancy Pfister murder are opened but they reveal little.&nbsp; And more construction and an upgraded credit rating provide more evidence that Aspen has emerged from the great recession.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 17600 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - April 24th, 2014 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-3 <p>Due to climate change being a global issue, organizations like the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) need to have feelers all over the country. In 2013,&nbsp;AGCI&nbsp;opened an office in Washington D.C. where Program Director, James Arnott is now based. Arnott discusses AGCI's role in the nation's capital and John Katzenberger, AGCI's co-founder and director, explains the positive steps being made in the Roaring Fork Valley.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about AGCI&nbsp;by visiting their <a href="http://www.agci.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 14187 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 3 Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hydro-project-west-central-colorado-will-provide-aspen-power <p></p><p>The City of Aspen is working toward powering its utility with 100-percent renewable energy. A good chunk of that energy will come from a new hydropower facility in Ridgway, Colorado. If all goes according to plan, the City will start getting power from the facility on February 20th. Aspen’s one of two entities purchasing power from the plant. Mike Berry is with the Tri-County Water Conservancy District, the organization running the plant. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:00:09 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14136 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power